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Tort Law in America: An Intellectual History

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Widely regarded as a standard in the field, G. Edward White's Tort Law in America is a concise and accessible history of the way legal scholars and judges have conceptualized the subject of torts, the reasons that changes in certain rules and doctrines have occurred, and the people who brought about these changes.

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Paperback, 424 pages
Published February 26th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1980)
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May 15, 2012 rated it liked it
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Some of the stuff in the beginning is interesting. Thesis is intellectual development and academics really mattered.

Parts appeared to be recapitulation of the American Judicial Tradition.

Stuff at the end about torts after the 1970s seemed very silly. Not enough perspective to know what mattered.
Thomas Bundy
Very helpful explanation of the development of tort law in America over the last 200 years.
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G. Edward White is the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983.
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