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Calculating Promises: The Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine
This book is a history of American contract law around the turn of the twentieth century. It details shifts in our conception of contract by juxtaposing scholarly accounts of contract with case-law,Expand
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The Gift Beyond the Grave: Revisiting the Question of Consideration
What are the stakes in distinguishing between gifts and contracts, between gratuitous undertakings and those supported by consideration? The article addresses the stakes of the distinction, byExpand
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Legal Theory for Legal Empiricists
There is a widespread view that one does either theory or empirical work, and that theory and empiricism represent distant concerns, opposing world-views, perhaps distinct mentalities orExpand
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Fault at the Contract-Tort Interface
The formative period in the history of contract and tort (in the second half of the nineteenth century) may be characterized by the cleavage of contract and tort around the concept of fault: tortExpand
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Fear of Contract
In recent years, a growing body of scholarly literature written from divergent perspectives has argued that courts should curtail the expansion of contractual liability. This article begins byExpand
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The Use and Abuse of Historical Narrative
Legal History of Money
The legal history of money is not a well-defined field with a canon and an accepted set of questions and conflicts. This review muses about the possible reasons for the late development of the fieldExpand
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