• Law

Black's Law Dictionary

Author: Henry Campbell Black,Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780314257918
Category: Law
Page: 796
View: 1933
Features more than ten thousand legal terms and includes a dictionary guide and the complete United States Constitution.

    • Law

From Chaos to Continuity

The Evolution of Louisiana's Judicial System, 1712–1862
Author: Mark Fernandez
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807156876
Category: Law
Page: 156
View: 5145
Historians have long viewed Louisiana as an anomaly in the American judicial system-an eccentric appendage at the mouth of the Mississippi River. The diverse Creole culture and civilian heritage of the state's legal system have led many scholars to conclude that it is an anachronism in American law unworthy of serious attention. Others embrace this tradition and revel in the minutiae of the Pelican State's unique civil law legacy. In From Chaos to Continuity, Mark F. Fernandez challenges both perspectives. Using the innovative methods of the New Louisiana Legal History, he offers the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the courts in the development of Louisiana's legal system and convincingly argues that the state is actually a representative model of American law and justice. Tracing the rise of Louisiana's system from its earliest colonial origins to its closure during Federal occupation in 1862, Fernandez describes the introduction of common law after American takeover of the colony; the chaotic combination of French, Spanish, and Anglo legal traditions; the evolution of that jurisdiction; the role of the courts-especially the state supreme court-in maintaining the mixture; and the judge's proper function in administering justice. According to Fernandez, the challenge of integrating two very different systems of law was not unique to Louisiana. Indeed, most antebellum southern states had legal systems that incorporated important traditional aspects of their colonial legal orders to varying degrees. From Chaos to Continuity liberates Louisiana's legal history from the quirky restraints of the past and allows scholars and students alike to see the state as an integral part of American legal history.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Manual of Specialised Lexicography

The Preparation of Specialised Dictionaries
Author: Henning Bergenholtz,Sven Tarp
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027216126
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 254
View: 1197
From 1990 1994 the Danish Research Council for the Humanities granted a research project entitled translation of LSP texts, which was initially split up into five part-projects, one of which has been concerned with LSP lexicography."The Manual of Specialised Lexicography" is one of the results of the research undertaken by this project. The primary purpose of the Manual is to contribute towards an improved basis for practical specialised lexicography, which has so far had but a small share in the explosive development that has taken place in general-language lexicography since the early 1970s. One implication of this is that only to a limited extent has it been possible to build upon existing findings.The Manual thus has the twofold aim of offering guidance and direction to authors of specialised dictionaries as well as contributing towards the further development of lexicographical theories.

    • Philosophy

Pornography Embodied

From Speech to Sexual Practice
Author: Joan Mason-Grant
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742512231
Category: Philosophy
Page: 193
View: 8742
What does it mean to re-conceptualize pornography as a material practice rather than as speech? Sidestepping the legal debates over their civil ordinance, and drawing on phenomenology of the lived body, Mason-Grant returns to the innovative core of the Dworkin-MacKinnon critique of mainstream pornography. She develops a 'practice paradigm' that captures and extends their insights, showing how the use of mass-market heterosexual pornography contributes to the cultivation of troubling forms of sexual know-how.

    • History

Mountain Meadows Massacre

Collected Legal Papers, Selected Trial Records and Aftermath
Author: Richard E. Turley,Janiece L. Johnson,LaJean Purcell Carruth
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806158964
Category: History
Page: 536
View: 7900
On September 11, 1857, a group of Mormons aided by Paiute Indians brutally murdered some 120 men, women, and children traveling through a remote region of southwestern Utah. Within weeks, news of the atrocity spread across the United States. But it took until 1874—seventeen years later—before a grand jury finally issued indictments against nine of the perpetrators. Mountain Meadows Massacre chronicles the prolonged legal battle to gain justice for the victims. The editors of this two-volume collection of documents have combed public and private manuscript collections from across the United States to reconstruct the complex legal proceedings that occurred in the massacre’s aftermath. This exhaustively researched compilation covers a nearly forty-year history of investigation and prosecution—from the first reports of the massacre to the dismissal of the last indictment in 1896. Of special importance in Volume 2 are the transcripts of legal proceedings against John D. Lee—many of which the editors have transcribed anew from the shorthand. The two trials against Lee led to his confession, conviction, and ultimately his execution on the massacre site in 1877, all documented in this volume. Historians have long debated the circumstances surrounding the Mountain Meadows Massacre, one of the most disturbing and controversial events in American history, and painful questions linger to this day. This invaluable, exhaustively researched collection allows readers the opportunity to form their own conclusions about the forces behind this dark moment in western U.S. history.

    • Science

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison

Research to Development at Menlo Park, January 1879-March 1881
Author: Thomas A. Edison
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801831041
Category: Science
Page: 1152
View: 9146
In March 1881, he moved to the Edison Electric Light Company's headquarters on Fifth Avenue and began the hard work of introducing the new electric light and power technology.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Distinguished Classics of Reference Publishing

Author: James Rettig
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 356
View: 7111
An examination of how and why certain books have become the most widely used reference works in American libraries. From Who's Who and World Book to Turabian's Manual, it explores the origins, influence and possible future for each of these works.

    • Law

A Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ...

Author: Henry Campbell Black
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1886363102
Category: Law
Page: 1314
View: 1530
Black, Henry Campbell. A Law Dictionary. Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern. And Including the Principal Terms of International, Constitutional, Ecclesiastical and Commercial Law, and Medical Jurisprudence, with a Collection of Legal Maxims, Numerous Select Titles from the Roman, Modern Civil, Scotch, French, Spanish, and Mexican Law, and Other Foreign Systems, and a Table of Abbreviations. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing, 1910. 1314 pp. Reprinted 1995 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 97-10320. ISBN 1-886363-10-2. Cloth. $195. * The second edition of Black's classic dictionary incorporates many new definitions and additional citations to decided cases, besides being a thorough revision of previous entries. Also included are many Latin and French terms overlooked in the first edition. Medical jurisprudence in particular is enriched, with new definitions for insanity and pathological and criminal insanity. The second edition (1910) is an essential complement to the first edition (1891) as it provides the scholar and student of law important insights into the rapid development of law at the turn of the century. The second edition is also notable for its revamped system of arrangement, with all compound and descriptive terms subsumed under their related main entries. Libraries, students, historians, and practitioners will all benefit from this historically significant research tool.

    • Citation of legal authorities

The Indigo Book

Author: Christopher Jon Sprigman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1892628023
Category: Citation of legal authorities
Page: 201
View: 1397
This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.


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    • Law

A Law Dictionary

Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern : and Including the Principal Terms of International, Constitutional, Ecclesiastical and Commercial Law, and Medical Jurisprudence, with a Collection of Legal Maxims, Numerous Select Titles from the Roman, Modern Civil, Scotch, French, Spanish, and Mexican Law, and Other Foreign Systems, and a Table of Abbreviations
Author: Henry Campbell Black
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 1314
View: 7730

    • Law


Ancient and Modern
Author: Charles Howard McIlwain
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584775505
Category: Law
Page: 162
View: 3117
McIlwain, Charles Howard. Constitutionalism: Ancient and Modern. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1940. ix, 162 pp. Reprint available June 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-550-5. Cloth. $75. * Upon publication The Law Quarterly Review praised this book, noting that "great learning is manifest in these pages" (cited in Marke). McIlwain [1871-1968] examines of the rise of constitutionalism from the "democratic strands" in the works of Aristotle and Cicero through the transitional moment between the medieval and the modern eras. He concludes with a discussion of the forces of despotism that were threatening constitutionally based individual freedom in the 1930s. One of the twentieth century's most distinguished scholars of Anglo-American constitutional history, McIlwain was Eaton Professor of the Science of Government in Harvard University and the author of The High Court of Parliament and Its Supremacy (1910) and The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation (1924). Both of these are available as Lawbook Exchange reprints.

    • History

Moorish/Muurish Treaties

Guide to Treaties and Declarations
Author: Bandele Yobachi El-amin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495454707
Category: History
Page: 80
View: 1593
Abdu-l-Rahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori (a.k.a. Abdul-Rahman) was a prince from West Africa who was made a slave in the United States. In 1828, he was freed after spending 40 years in slavery by the order of President John Quincy Adams and Secretary of State Henry Clay after the Sultan of Morocco requested his release. Abdul Rahman was freed because of the Treaty with Moors. This is why treaties are important to Moors and Muurs alike. This book discuss treaties that deal with Indigenous People and Moorish Americans. Learn legal understanding of treaties from the past along with present day interpretation. A great tool in learning and application of the treaties in court or jurisprudence!

    • United States

American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 1510