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Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

by Kimberly M. Welch The University of North Carolina Press (January 02, 2018)

In the antebellum Natchez district, in the heart of slave country, black people sued white people in all-white courtrooms. They sued to enforce the terms of their contracts, recover unpaid debts, recuperate...


Law School

by Robert Stevens The University of North Carolina Press (July 01, 2016)

In this first general history of legal education, Stevens traces the development of law schools, the legal profession, and legal thought, relating their evolution to intellectual, political, and social trends....


Without Precedent

by Anna R. Hayes The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

The first woman judge in the state of North Carolina and the first woman in the United States to be elected chief justice of a state supreme court, Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) broke new ground for women...


Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine

by Assaf Likhovski The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

One of the major questions facing the world today is the role of law in shaping identity and in balancing tradition with modernity. In an arid corner of the Mediterranean region in the first decades of the twentieth...


Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts

by David Thomas Konig The University of North Carolina Press (January 21, 2004)

Distinguished by the critical value it assigns to law in Puritan society, this study describes precisely how the Massachusetts legal system differed from England's and how equity and an adapted common law became...


Yale Law School and the Sixties

by Laura Kalman The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

The development of the modern Yale Law School is deeply intertwined with the story of a group of students in the 1960s who worked to unlock democratic visions of law and social change that they associated with...


Catalonia's Advocates

by Stephen Jacobson The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

Offering a window into the history of the modern legal profession in Western Europe, Stephen Jacobson presents a history of lawyers in the most industrialized city on the Mediterranean. Far from being mere curators...


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by James W. Ely Jr. & Bradley G. Bond The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer...


White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960

by Lisa Lindquist Dorr The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

For decades, historians have primarily analyzed charges of black-on-white rape in the South through accounts of lynching or manifestly unfair trial proceedings, suggesting that white southerners invariably responded...


A Southern Lawyer

by Aubrey Lee Brooks The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2015)

This is the story of fifty years of legal battles in North Carolina, as experienced by one of the most successful lawyers in the state. It conveys a story of strong local attachment, unwavering political faith,...