Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)|