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Law and the Borders of Belonging in the Long Nineteenth Century United States

Law and the Borders of Belonging in the Long Nineteenth Century United States

by Barbara Young WelkeBarbara Young Welke
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This book offers a new paradigm of liberal selfhood and citizenship from the founding of the United States through the 1920s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521152259
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/08/2010
Series: New Histories of American Law
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Barbara Young Welke is Associate Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. She is the recipient of several prizes including the Surrency Prize from The American Society for Legal History for her article �hen All the Women Were White and All the Blacks Were Men: Gender, Race, Law and the Road to Plessy�and the American Historical Association� Littleton-Griswold Prize in the history of American law and society for her book, Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law and the Railroad Revolution, 1865�920. Her earlier articles have appeared in Law and Social Inquiry and the Law and History Review.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Constructing a universal legal person: able white manhood; 2. Subjects of law: disabled persons, racialized others, and women; 3. Borders: resistance, defense, structure, and ideology; Conclusion: abled, racialized, and gendered power in the making of the twentieth-century American state; Coda.

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