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Bruce H. Mann, Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence (Harvard Univ. Press 2002).
Categories:
Consumer Finance
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Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Consumer Bankruptcy Law
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Legal History
Type: Book
The Many Legalities of Early America (Christopher L. Tomlins & Bruce H. Mann eds., Univ. N.C. Press 2001).
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
Type: Book
Bruce H. Mann, Neighbors and Strangers: Law and Community in Early Connecticut (Univ. N.C. Press 1987).
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
Type: Book
Abstract
Analyzing a sample of more than five thousand civil cases from the records of local courts in Connecticut, he shows how once-neighborly modes of disputing yielded to a legal system that treated neighbors and strangers alike.
Bruce H. Mann, Introduction, 30 Law & Hist. Rev. 135 (2012).
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
Type: Article
Abstract
The articles in this issue are drawn from the papers delivered at the conference “Ab Initio: Law in Early America,” held in Philadelphia on June 16–17, 2010—the first conference in nearly fifteen years to focus on law in early America. It was sponsored by the Penn Legal History Consortium, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the American Society for Legal History, the University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Minnesota Law School, under the direction of Sarah Barringer Gordon, Martha S. Jones, William J. Novak, Daniel K. Richter, Richard J. Ross, and Barbara Y. Welke. For two days, fifteen mostly younger scholars presented their research to a packed house, with formal comments by senior scholars and vigorous discussion with the audience. That earlier conference, “The Many Legalities of Early America,” which convened in Williamsburg in 1996, had illustrated the shift from what was once trumpeted as the “new” legal history to something that never acquired a name, perhaps because it was less self-conscious in its methodology. “Ab Initio” offered the opportunity to ask how the field has changed in the years since.
Bruce H. Mann, The Transformation of Law and Economy in Early America, in The Cambridge History of Law in America 365 (Christopher L. Tomlins & Michael C. Grossberg eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2008).
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
Type: Book
Abstract
This volume covers American law in the nineteenth century and describes the development of modern legal systems.
Bruce H. Mann, Failure in the Land of the Free, 77 Am. Bankr. L.J. no. 1, Winter 2003, at 1.
Categories:
Consumer Finance
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Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Consumer Bankruptcy Law
,
Legal History
Type: Article
Bruce H. Mann, Law, Economy, and Society in Early New England, 111 Yale L.J. 1869 (2002)(reviewing Claire Priest, Currency Policies and Legal Development in Colonial New England, 110 Yale L.J. 1303 (2001)).
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
Type: Article
Bruce H. Mann, Tales from the Crypt: Prison, Legal Authority, and the Debtors' Constitution in the Early Republic, 51 Wm. & Mary Q. 183 (1994).
Categories:
Criminal Law & Procedure
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Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Prison Law & Prisoners' Rights
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Legal History
Type: Article
Bruce H. Mann, Formalities and Formalism in the Uniform Probate Code, 142 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1033 (1994).
Categories:
Property Law
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Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Private Law
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Probate
Type: Article
Bruce H. Mann, The Evolutionary Revolution in American Law: A Comment on J.R. Pole's "Reflections", 50 Wm. & Mary Q. 168 (1993).
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
Type: Article
Bruce H. Mann, Book Review: Marylynn Salmon, Women and the Law of Property in Early America (1986), 5 Law & Hist. Rev. 297 (1987).
Categories:
Property Law
,
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
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Property Rights
Type: Article
Bruce H. Mann, Law, Legalism, and Community before the American Revolution, 84 Mich. L. Rev. 1415 (1986).
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
Type: Article
Bruce H. Mann, The Formalization of Informal Law: Arbitration before the American Revolution, 59 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 443 (1984).
Categories:
Legal Profession
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Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Arbitration
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Legal History
Type: Article
Bruce H. Mann, Majoritarianism, Pluralism, and Bureaucracy in the Nineteenth Century, 11 Rev. Am. Hist. 490 (1983) (reviewing William E. Nelson, The Roots of American Bureaucracy, 1830-1900 (1982)).
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
Type: Article
Bruce H. Mann, Rationality, Legal Change, and Community in Connecticut, 1690-1760, 14 Law & Soc’y Rev. 187 (1980).
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal History
Type: Article
Abstract
The paper examines certain legal changes in eighteenth-century Connecticut, primarily in the area of debt litigation, and links them with economic development and with changes in the nature and meaning of community. The legal changes proceeded in the direction of greater rationality as expanding economic activity disrupted the multiplex ties that had once characterized communities and paired people instead in single-interest relationships. Max Weber's concept of rationality provides a theoretical base for the historical study of legal change.