Law and Society in England 1750-1950

Law and Society in England 1750-1950

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Overview

Law and Society in England 1750–1950 is an indispensable text for those wishing to study English legal history and to understand the foundations of the modern British state. In this new updated edition the authors explore the complex relationship between legal and social change. They consider the ways in which those in power themselves imagined and initiated reform and the ways in which they were obliged to respond to demands for change from outside the legal and political classes.

What emerges is a lively and critical account of the evolution of modern rights and expectations, and an engaging study of the formation of contemporary social, administrative and legal institutions and ideas, and the road that was travelled to create them.

The book is divided into eight chapters: Institutions and Ideas; Land; Commerce and Industry; Labour Relations; The Family; Poverty and Education; Accidents; and Crime.
This extensively referenced analysis of modern social and legal history will be invaluable to students and teachers of English law, political science, and social history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781509931255
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 672
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

William Cornish CMG Qc (Hon) FBA is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Cambridge and a Life Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Stephen Banks is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Reading.
Charles Mitchell QC (Hon) FBA is a Professor of Law at University College London.
Paul Mitchell is a Professor of Law at University College London.
Rebecca Probert is a Professor of Law at the University of Exeter.
William Cornish is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Cambridge and a Life Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Stephen Banks is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Reading.
Charles Mitchell is Professor of Law at University College London.
Paul Mitchell is Professor of Law at University College London.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE. INSTITUTIONS AND IDEAS
Part 1: Industrialisation 1750–1875
Part 2: Passing Greatness 1875–1950

CHAPTER TWO. LAND
Part 1: Agricultural Exploitation 1750–1850
Part 2: Urban Conditions and Land Values 1750–1850

CHAPTER THREE. COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Part 1: Contract
Part 2: Debt, Bankruptcy, Insolvency
Part 3: The Limited Liability Company
Part 4: Legal Control of Anti-Competitive Activity
Part 5: Technological Advance and The Patent System

CHAPTER FOUR. LABOUR RELATIONS
Part 1: Service and Its Regulation 1760–1875
Part 2: Employment 1875–1950

CHAPTER FIVE. THE FAMILY
Part 1: Private Family Law 1750–1850
Part 2: New Pressures on Family Law: 1850–1950

CHAPTER SIX. POVERTY AND EDUCATION
Part 1: Destitution in Country and Town 1750–1890
Part 2: Schools: Learning and Mass Literacy to 1890
Part 3: Poor Relief and Its Alternatives
Part 4: Education – The Modern Structure

CHAPTER SEVEN. ACCIDENTS
Part 1: Compensation by Civil Suits
Part 2: Planning Against Accidents

CHAPTER EIGHT. CRIME
Part 1: The Era of The Bloody Code
Part 2: Criminal Justice Transformed
Part 3: Into The Twentieth Century

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