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Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920

Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920

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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.

Author: Barbara Young Welke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 08/13/2001
Pages: 426
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.31lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.12w x 1.08d
ISBN: 9780521649667

Review Citation(s):
Choice 09/01/2002 pg. 171

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