Carolina Academic Press

Welcome to CAP Law

CAP Law Carolina Academic Press
Search:

The Burdens of All


The Burdens of All View Table of Contents and Introductory Material
ISBN978-1-5310-2333-1
e-ISBN978-1-5310-2334-8
The Burdens of All: A Social History of American Tort Law

The Burdens of All

A Social History of American Tort Law

$47.00 264 pp paper

Tags: Legal History, Torts

Available on Redshelf  Available on Redshelf

Available on VitalSource


Tort law, the law of how the costs of accidents and other harms should be allocated, is part of America’s larger story of social conflict and progress. The Burdens of All is the first book to fully recount tort law’s place in that story.

The book describes the law’s struggle to move from nineteenth-century individualism, which required accident victims to shift for themselves and protected corporations, to the view that accidents are an inevitable part of modern industrial society and must be paid for by society as a whole. Also, the book paints vivid pictures of the judges and social reformers who have shaped tort law’s course; the current struggle between individualism and socialization; and the historical struggle over the proper balance of power between judges and juries in tort cases. Its wealth of information and insights will intrigue law- and social-history devotees alike. 


Carolina Academic Press700 Kent St, Durham NC 27701(919) 489-7486; Fax (919) 493-5668
Home | About Us | Comp Copy Information | Contact Us | Order Status | Returns Policy | Accessibility | Privacy Policy
© CAP 2021