Law S Imagined Republic

Author: Steven Wilf
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the Statute Imagined John Young and the New York Protest Against the
Surgeons The last two decades of the eighteenth century comprised the golden
age of American legal reform. Reformers called for replacing frequent clemency
under harsh laws with milder codes and fewer pardons. The prisons, not the
gallows, became the most important instrument of retribution. In the words of
Michel Foucault, penal reform meant the rise of a “gentle way of punishment.”
Influenced by debates ...

The Oracle And The Curse

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Whiting Sweeting, Narrative of Whiting Sweeting (Concord, NH: Russell, 1793),
31. 49. Cohen, Pillars ofSalt, Monuments of Grace, 147-149, 161-162. 50.
Halttunen, Murder Most Foul, 90, 87. 51. Joseph Mountain, Sketches of the Life of
Joseph Mountain, A Negro (New Haven: T. and S. Green, 1790). 52. Wilf, Law's
Imagined Republic, 111, 113, 112. Mountain's execution is also discussed in
Masur, Rites of Execution, 25-26. 53. Mountain, Sketches, 17, 16. 54. Mountain,
Sketches, 10.

Imagined Economies

Author: Yoshiko M. Herrera
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22 In the declaration, the Sverdlovsk Oblast Soviet declared the “raising of the
status of Sverdlovsk Oblast to the level of republics in the structure of the Russian
Federation.” The deputies also proclaimed that “laws on the territory of the Urals
Republic were to be regulated by the Constitution of the Russian Federation,
legislation of the Russian Federation and the Urals Republic.” As for competing
laws, “the Urals 18 Arkadii Chernetskii, “Provozglashenie Ural'skoi Respubliki ne
neset ...

Law Books In Action

Author: Angela Fernandez
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... the Practice and Pleadings in Personal Actions, Informations, Indictments,
Attachments for Contempts, &c. Connected with the Subject (London, W Clarke &
Sons, Law Booksellers, 1813). 59 Campbell (n 57) p 170. 60 Ibid p 180. 61 Baker
(n 26) p 88. 62 For a stimulating discussion of the general question of legal
intertextuality, see S Wilf, Law's Imagined Republic: Popular Politics and Criminal
Justice in Revolutionary America (Cambridge and New York, Cambridge
University Press ...

The Evolution Of The Property Relation

Author: A. Davis
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Wilf, Steven. Laws Imagined Republic: Popular Politics and Criminal Justice in
Revolutionary America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Williamson, Oliver E. 1985. The Economic Institutions of Capitalism. New York:
The Free Press. Withington, Phil. The Politics of Commonwealth: Citizens and
Freemen in Early Modern England. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005
. ———. “Public Discourse, Corporate Citizenship, and State Formation in Early
Modern England.

The Imagined Empire

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This republic of the philosophes is a nation of purest mores, just laws, and perfect
tranquility. The fertile island of Ajaoiens supplies all the needs of its inhabitants
who enjoy the most pleasant and happy life imaginable. A “Sovereign Magistrate,
” who maintains a simple residence stripped of luxury, rules by just and wise law.
The upward organization of republican villages ensures justice for all inhabitants,
including the slaves. The Ajaoiens gather annually for a military exercise and ...

Early African American Print Culture

Author: Lara Langer Cohen
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30. Sentencing Project, “Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States.”
31. Angela Y. Davis, The Angela Y. Davis Reader, ed. Joy James (Malden, Mass.
: Blackwell, 1998), 62; see Saidiya V. Hartman, Scenes ofSubjection: Terror,
Slavery, and SelfMaking in Nineteenth-CenturyAmerica (New York: Oxford
University Press, 1997), 76–78. 32. Steven Wilf, Law's Imagined Republic:
Popular Politics and CriminalJustice in Revolutionary America (Cambridge:
Cambridge University ...

Xenophon S Sparta

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Machiavelli and Rousseau. In a famous dictum in The Prince, Machiavelli
rejected the republics "imagined" by the ancient philosophers, republics "that
have never been seen or known to exist in truth." He omits consideration there of
the fact that Sparta was the living model on which the ancients sought to improve
in their "imagined" republics: Xenophon in the Cyropaedia (the old Persian
regime in I.ii) and Plato in the Republic and Laws as well as Aristotle in the
Politics; yet we see in ...

Prophecy Without Contempt

Author: Cathleen Kaveny
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For a broader perspective, see Steven Wilf, Law's Imagined Republic: Popular
Politics and Criminal Justice in Revolutionary America (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2010). 141. The Book of the General Lawes and Libertyes
Concerning the Inhabitants of the Massachusets ... (Cambridge, MA, 1648), A3, in
The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts 1648: Reprinted from the Unique Copy
of the 1648 Edition in the Huntington Library, introduction by Richard S. Dunn (
San ...

Poisonous Muse

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He contends that the American faith in the power of the jury to reason on law as
well as fact distinguished American legal narrative from English common law and
was a cornerstone in the construction of “a popular ideology of justice.” Wilf,
Law's Imagined Republic, 34. Narrative and ... Calling a text “black-letter” also
associates it with “black-letter laws”—that is, laws that are so widely accepted that
they are indisputable—which adds a legal twist to Hawthorne's irony. Also, the
term ...