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050  4 KF380.W54 1998 
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100 1  Wiecek, William M 
245 14 The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought :|bLaw and 
       Ideology in America, 1886-1937 
264  1 Cary :|bOxford University Press, Incorporated,|c1998 
264  4 |c©1998 
300    1 online resource (297 pages) 
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505 0  Intro -- Contents -- Prologue: The Challenge of Classical 
       Legal Thought -- One: The Foundations of Classical Legal 
       Thought, 1760-1860 -- Two: The Emergence of Legal 
       Classicism, 1860-1890 -- Three: Classicism Ascendant, 1880
       -1930 -- Four: Classicism Contested, 1893-1932 -- Five: 
       The Collapse of Legal Classicism, 1930-1942 -- Epilogue --
       Appendix: Historiography and the Supreme Court -- Index --
       A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -
       - M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y
       -- Z 
520    This book examines the ideology of elite lawyers and 
       judges from the Gilded Age through the New Deal. Between 
       1866 and 1937, a coherent outlook shaped the way the 
       American bar understood the sources of law, the role of 
       the courts, and the relationship between law and the 
       larger society.William M. Wiecek explores this outlook--
       often called legal orthodoxy or classical legal thought--
       which assumed that law was apolitical, determinate, 
       objective, and neutral.American classical legal thought 
       was forged in the heat of the social crises that 
       punctuated the late nineteenth century. Fearing labor 
       unions, immigrants, and working people generally, American
       elites, including those on the bench and bar, sought ways 
       to repress disorder and prevent politicalmajorities from 
       using democratic processes to redistribute wealth and 
       power. Classical legal thought provided a rationale that 
       assured the legitimacy of the extant distribution of 
       society's resources. It enabled the legal suppression of 
       unions and the subordination of workers to 
       management'sauthority.As the twentieth-century U.S. 
       economy grew in complexity, the antiregulatory, 
       individualistic bias of classical legal thought became 
       more and more distanced from reality. Brittle and dogmatic,
       legal ideology lost legitimacy in the eyes of both 
       laypeople and ever-larger segments of the bar. It was 
       atlast abandoned in the constitutional revolution of 1937,
       but--as Wiecek argues in this detailed analysis--nothing 
       has arisen since to replace it as an explanation of what 
       law is and why courts have such broad power in a 
       democratic society 
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