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Author Schwartz, Bernard, 1923-1997.
Title Main currents in American legal thought / Bernard Schwartz.
Imprint Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, [1993]

Author Schwartz, Bernard, 1923-1997.
Subject Law -- United States -- History.
Law -- United States -- Philosophy -- History.
Description xv, 660 pages ; 27 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0890895325
OCLC # 28288574
Table of Contents
 Table of Cases 
Ch. 1The New Nation3
  Colonial Heritage3
  John Adams: Lawyer for the Revolution8
  Alexander Hamilton: The First Instrumentalist23
  John Dickinson: Experience versus Reason35
  James Wilson: Federalist Democrat43
  George Wythe: Blackstone Manque74
  Thomas Jefferson: Democratic Instrumentalist53
  James Madison: Father of Public Law84
  Early Legal Thought in Action: Jefferson versus Wythe92
  "All Republicans - All Federalists"104
Ch. 2The Golden Age109
  Juristic Chemistry110
  John Marshall: Instrumentalism Triumphant112
  Common Law Confirmed128
  Joseph Story: "From the Twelve Tables Down"132
  James Kent: Conservative Instrumentalist143
  William Wirt: The "Spy" at the Bar151
  St. George Tucker: Jeffersonian Instrumentalist159
  Slavery and Juristic Schizophrenia171
  Black-Letter Legal Education176
  Legal Thought in Action: Marshall versus Roane181
  Instrumentalism and Positivism191
Ch. 3Through the Crucible197
  Lemuel Shaw: Private-Law Instrumentalist199
  John Bannister Gibson: Law in the Grand Style206
  David Dudley Field: Justinian Manque215
  Benjamin Robbins Curtis: Law as Balance224
  Billy Budd on the Bench230
  John C. Calhoun: The South Strikes Back237
  Thomas Ruffin: "Obedience to the Laws of Legal Truth"243
  Benjamin F. Butler: "A Law School Arranged Upon A Different Plan"251
  Abraham Lincoln: Law in Emergency255
  Legal Thought in Action: Taney versus Curtis264
  Second American Revolution?278
Ch. 4The Gilded Age283
  John A. Bingham: Madison of Fourteenth Amendment284
  Thomas M. Cooley: Furnishing the Legal Text292
  Laissez Faire Theorists301
  Laissez Faire and Legal Thought303
  Stephen J. Field: Laissez Faire Constitutionalized307
  John Appleton: Law as Truth314
  Charles Doe: "Progress and Improvement" and "The Mistakes of Former Ages"324
  James C. Carter: Written Law - "Victorious upon Paper and Powerless Elsewhere"337
  Christopher Columbus Langdell: A New Legal World346
  Legal Thought in Action: Carter versus Field353
  Status, Contract, and Bartleby363
Ch. 5The New Century373
  The Dominant Jurisprudence373
  Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law as Experience376
  Rufus W. Peckham: "His Major Premise Was God Damn It!"396
  John Chipman Gray: The Law Laid Down by Judges405
  Louis D. Brandeis: Law as Fact412
  Ernst Freund: The Scholar's Revenge424
  Clarence Darrow: Rock of Ages or Age of Rocks?433
  Brooks Adams: Pessimism and Progress442
  Legal Thought in Action: Holmes versus Peckham448
  Looking Backward: "Nearer than a Dream"459
Ch. 6Pragmatic Instrumentalism465
  Roscoe Pound: Schoolmaster of the Bar466
  Benjamin Nathan Cardozo: Our Lady of the Common Law473
  Jerome N. Frank: Law on Trial482
  Arthur T. Vanderbilt: The Challenge of Law Reform491
  Felix Frankfurter: His Master's Voice497
  Hugo Lafayette Black: Blackletter Instrumentalist506
  Earl Warren: "But Were You Fair?"515
  Roger J. Traynor: Laying Law's Ghosts527
  Legal Thought in Action: Warren versus Frankfurter535
  Dragon-Ridden Instrumentalism544
Ch. 7Fragmented Jurisprudence553
  William J. Brennan: "Dialogue between Heart and Head"554
  Richard A. Posner: Judex Economicus566
  Richard A. Epstein: Legal Copernicus or Ptolemy?575
  John Rawls: A New Theory of Justice586
  Ronald Dworkin: Labors of Hercules594
  Critical Legal Studies: Academic Nihilism604
  Feminist and Minority Jurisprudence: A Zero-Sum Game614
  Contract to Status?623
  Legal Thought in Action: Brennan versus Rehnquist and Scalia628
  Is Jurisprudence Dead?639