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Heart versus Head: Judge-Made Law in Nineteenth-Century America
Heart Versus Head: Judge Made Law in Nineteenth-Century America. By Peter Karsten. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1997. Pp. xv, 490. Illustrations, maps, tables. $55.00.) IfExpand
Soldiers and Society: The Effects of Military Service and War on American Life
In this book, Karsten examines the consequences of American military life from the Revolutionary War to the present. Soldiers and Society contains two major sections. A long introduction, containingExpand
Veteran Electability to the Presidency
Academics and other commentators have posited a voter preference for veterans in American Presidential elections. Indeed, Albert Somit, in an oft cited article in Public Opinion Quarterly (Vol. 12,Expand
Theory, Method, and Practice in Social and Cultural History
Two decades ago, historical practice in the United States and Europe was challenged by social historians with "behaviourist" approaches which diverged from the discipline's traditional preferencesExpand
Between Law and Custom: 'High' and 'Low' Legal Cultures in the Lands of the British Diaspora - The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, 1600-1900
  • Peter Karsten
  • Political Science
  • Law and History Review
  • 18 March 2002
List of illustrations List of tables Introduction Part I. Land: 1. Law versus customs 2. Concribs, manuring, timber and sheep: landlords, tenants and reversioners 3. 'They seem to argue that customExpand
Draft Evasion in the North during the Civil War, 1863–1865
This parody of a popular song of Civil War America dramatizes the massive intrusion of the federal government into the personal lives of virtually all Northern families between 1863 and 1865. BetweenExpand