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The Routledge Research Companion to

Law and Humanities in Nineteenth-Century America

Nan Goodman and Simon Stern (eds.)

Oxford: Routledge, 2017, 372 pp.

ISBN: 9781472441003


Nineteenth-century America witnessed some of the most
important and fruitful areas of intersection between the law and humanities, as
people began to realize that the law, formerly confined to courts and lawyers,
might also find expression in a variety of ostensibly non-legal areas such as
painting, poetry, fiction, and sculpture. Bringing together leading researchers
from law schools and humanities departments, this Companion touches on
regulatory, statutory, and common law in nineteenth-century America and
encompasses judges, lawyers, legislators, litigants, and the institutions they
inhabited (courts, firms, prisons). It will serve as a reference for specific
information on a variety of law- and humanities-related topics as well as a
guide to understanding how the two disciplines developed in tandem in the long
nineteenth century.



List of Figures

Notes on Contributors


Part I: Human


Nan Goodman and
Simon Stern

1. Women: Politics, Culture, and the Law

Joyce W. Warren

2. «The Very Idea of a Slave is a
Human Being in Bondage»

Jeannine Marie

3. The Corporation and the Transformation
of American Culture

Aaron Ritzenberg

4. Deviance in Nineteenth-Century American
Law and Culture

Tal Kastner

5. Comparative Racialization and American
Indian Identity in Nineteenth-Century America

Cheryl Suzack

6. The Legal Person: Tracing the History of
a Forensic Fiction

Susanna L.

Part II: A New


Nan Goodman and
Simon Stern

7. Law in Nineteenth-Century American

Michael H.

8. Spectacular Judgments: Law and Disorder
in the Nineteenth-Century

Visual Imagination

Jon Blandford

9. Legal Language: Expansion,
Consolidation, Resistance

Robert L. Tsai

10. The Impersonation of Justice: Lynching,
Dueling, and

Wildcat Strikes in Nineteenth Century

Norman W.

11. The Somers Mutiny and the American Ship
of State

Robert A.

Part III: Managing
the Human


Nan Goodman and
Simon Stern

12. The Emergence of a Right to Privacy

Milette Shamir

13. The Science of Identity

Simon A. Cole

14. The American Prison, 1786-1860

John Cyril Barton

15. How Meetings Won the West

Andrea McDowell

16. A Gatekeeping Nation: Asian Invasion
and the Rise of Xenophobic

Immigration Law

Edlie Wong

17. Fictions of Race and Personality:
Nineteenth-Century Law and

Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson

Trinyan Mariano

Part IV:
Affective Relations


Nan Goodman and
Simon Stern

18. Civic Capacity and Participatory
Citizenship in the Nineteenth Century

United States

Yvonne Pitts

19. «Vital Tissues of the
Spirit»: Constitutional Emotions in the Antebellum United


Doni Gewirtzman

20. Beyond Belief: Religion, Law and
Popular Culture in the «Forgotten Century»

Deborah Whitehead

21. Gothic Stories, Mens Rea, and the
American Criminal Law

Laura I. Appleman



Nan Goodman  is Professor of
English at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

Simon Stern is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for
Innovation Law & Policy at the University of Toronto, Canada.

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