The People S Welfare Law And Regulation In Nineteenth Century America Studies In Legal History

Author: William J. Novak
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807846112
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Much of today's political rhetoric decries the welfare state and our maze of government regulations. Critics hark back to a time before the state intervened so directly in citizens' lives. In The People's Welfare, William Novak refutes this vision of a stateless past by documenting America's long history of government regulation in the areas of public safety, political economy, public property, morality, and public health. Challenging the myth of American individualism, Novak recovers a distinctive nineteenth-century commitment to shared obligations and public duties in a well-regulated society. Novak explores the by-laws, ordinances, statutes, and common law restrictions that regulated almost every aspect of America's society and economy, including fire regulations, inspection and licensing rules, fair marketplace laws, the moral policing of prostitution and drunkenness, and health and sanitary codes. Based on a reading of more than one thousand court cases in addition to the leading legal and political texts of the nineteenth century, The People's Welfare demonstrates the deep roots of regulation in America and offers a startling reinterpretation of the history of American governance.

The People S Welfare

Author: William J. Novak
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807863653
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In The People's Welfare, William Novak refutes this vision of a stateless past by documenting America's long history of government regulation in the areas of public safety, political economy, public property, morality, and public health.

Looking For Rights In All The Wrong Places

Author: Emily J. Zackin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069115578X
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When we expand our examination of American governance beyond the federal
level, even nineteenth-century ... J. Novak, The People's Welfare: Law and
Regulation in Nineteenth—Century America, Studies in Legal History (Chapel
Hill: ...

Single Markets

Author: Michelle Egan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191045705
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“Government and the Economy: Studies of the 'Commonwealth' Policy in
Nineteenth-century America.” Review of ... “Federalism and Legal Process:
Historical and Contemporary Analysis of the American System.” Law and ...
Review of W. J. Novak, The People's Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-
Century America.

A History Of American Law Third Edition

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743282582
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One interesting side show in American legal history is treated in William M.
Robinson Jr., Justice in Grey: A History of the Judicial System of ... Two books by
John Phillip Reid are important studies of legal culture in the West: Law for the
Elephant: Property and Social ... the Economy, 1820–1861 (1969); William J.
Novak, The People's Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century
America (1996).

The Cambridge History Of Law In America

Author: Michael Grossberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521803063
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Economy There is an extraordinarily rich literature dealing with law and political
economy in the early United States. ... this era is William J. Novak, The People's
Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America (Chapel Hill, NC,
1996). ... Onmunicipalgovernmentsandtheirchang- ing relationships with the
states, major studies include Jon C. Teaford, The ... are Jon Teaford, “City Versus
State: The Struggle for Legal Ascendancy,” American Journal of Legal History 17
(1973), ...

The Accidental Republic

Author: John Fabian Witt
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674045279
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Anyone who finds American history absorbing will gain pleasure and insight from this book.

The Rule Of The Clan

Author: Mark S. Weiner
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466836385
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Institutional Alternative to Contract Law,” journal ofLegal Studies 10 (1981): 359
— 62, and “The Enigma of the Kula Ring: ... For a discussion by a legal scholar,
see William Ian Miller, Eye for an Eye (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University
Press, 2006). ... and james C. Scott, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist
History of Upland Southeast Asia (New Haven, ... see William Novak, The
People's Welfare: Law and Regulation in NineteenthCentury America (Chapel
Hill: University ...

Women And The Unstable State In Nineteenth Century America

Author: Alison Marie Parker
Publisher: TAMU Press
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the UTA history department, as well as Sarah Barringer Gordon, Stephanie
McCurry, and Elizabeth Varon, for that ... One consists of studies in legal history,
most notably William J. Novak, The People's Welfare: Law and Regulation in ...

America History And Life

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Documents differences in body size between white, black, and Native American
mid- 19th-century men and investigates the ... Though many efforts at regulation
failed, prohibition against prostitution and nonmedical narcotic use was
successful. ... including medical, legal, and political sources, explores drug
culture and policies at various points in US history. ... The law, however,
privileges "democracy" at the expense of "energy" in the executive, especially as
that energy is reflected in ...

Recasting American Liberty

Author: Barbara Young Welke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521649667
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This 2001 book considers the role railroads and streetcars played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty in America.