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Title Law, crime, and English society, 1660-1830 / edited by Norma Landau
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002

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Description xii, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction / Norma Landau -- 2. Dread of the Crown Office: the English magistracy and King's Bench, 1740-1800 / Douglas Hay -- 3. The trading justice's trade / Norma Landau -- 4. Impressment and the law in eighteenth-century Britain / Nicholas Rogers -- 5. War as a judicial resource. Press gangs and prosecution rates, 1740-1830 / Peter King -- 6. Making the 'bloody code'? Forgery legislation in eighteenth-century England / Randall McGowen -- 7. Mapping criminal law: Blackstone and the categories of English jurisprudence / David Lieberman -- 8. After Somerset: Mansfield, slavery and the law in England, 1772-1830 / Ruth Paley -- 9. Religion and the law: evidence, proof and 'matter of fact', 1660-1700 / Barbara Shapiro -- 10. The press and public apologies in eighteenth-century London / Donna T. Andrew -- 11. Origins of the factory acts: the Health and Morals of Apprentices Act, 1802 / Joanna Innes -- John M. Beattie's publications
Summary This book is an invaluable account of crime, law, and society in eighteenth-century England
Analysis Social history
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Blackstone, William, 1723-1780.
Crime -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Crime -- Great Britain -- History.
Criminal law -- Great Britain -- History.
Law enforcement -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Law -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Law -- Great Britain -- History.
Sociological jurisprudence -- Great Britain.
Sociological jurisprudence.
England -- Social conditions.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Author Landau, Norma.
LC no. 2002513368
ISBN 0521642612 (hbk.)