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Description - Recasting American Liberty by Barbara Young Welke

Through courtroom dramas from 1865 to 1920, Recasting American Liberty offers a dramatic reconsideration of the critical role railroads, and their urban counterpart, streetcars, played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty at the dawn of the 20th century. The three-part narrative, focusing on the law of accidental injury, nervous shock, and racial segregation in public transit, captures Americans' journey from a cultural and legal ethos celebrating manly independence and autonomy to one that recognized and sought to protect the individual against the corporate power, modern technology and modern urban space.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521640206
ISBN-10: 0521640202
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 426
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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