The transformation of american law, 1870-1960 the crisis of legal orthodoxy morton j horwitz the bancroft prize-winning first volume of morton horwitz's monumental history of american law has become the standard source on the subject for the period between 1780 and 1860. Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the humanities and social sciences we publish thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. United states, officially united states of america, abbreviated us or usa, byname america, country in north america, a federal republic of 50 states besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the united states includes the state of alaska, at the northwestern extreme of north america, and the island state of hawaii, in the mid-pacific ocean. Introduction the international criminal court (icc) came into operation on 1 july 2003 it has been the rome statute of the international criminal court is a multilateral international agreement or treaty all states have the right to become parties to it for any act of transformation into municipal law. The transformation of american law is a book certain to revise past thinking on the origins and evolution of law in our country for anyone hoping to understand the structure of american law--or of america itself--this volume is indispensable.
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