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Author Bessler, John D., author

Title The Birth of American law : an Italian philosopher and the American revolution / John D. Bessler, Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
Published Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2014]


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Description xvi, 677 pages ; 26 cm
Series Legal history series
Legal history series (Durham, N.C.)
Contents Introduction -- Cesare Beccaria : "the celebrated marquis" -- The runaway bestseller : On crimes and punishments -- The founding fathers : the American revolution -- American penal reform : reshaping the law -- Rethinking bloody codes : the rise of the penitentiary -- An enduring legacy : toward a more perfect union
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 569-578) and index
Subject Beccaria, Cesare, marchese di, 1738-1794.
Law -- United States -- History.
Law -- Philosophy.
LC no. 2014010877
ISBN 9781611636048