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Joseph Story and the Encyclopedia Americana.

With an Original Introduction by Morris L. Cohen [Story, Joseph]. Horowitz, Valerie L., Editor. Joseph Story and the Encyclopedia Americana. With an Original Introduction by Morris L. Cohen [1927-2010], Professor of Law, Yale Law School. Clark, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2006. xv, 206 pp. ISBN-13: 9781584775287. ISBN-10: 1584775289. Cloth bound, smythe sewn hardcover. Fine. $45. * Gathered together for the first time, this work presents the eighteen articles about major legal subjects by Joseph Story [1779-1845] produced for the first edition of the Encyclopedia Americana (1829-1833), which was edited by Francis Lieber [1798-1872]. Little-known today because they were written anonymously and never published in any other form, these extended essays are fascinating distillations of Story's jurisprudence. Many of them were written during his dual tenure as Supreme Court justice and Dane Professor at Harvard Law School. We offer them in an enlarged print version of their original form, now with an extensive introduction by Morris L. Cohen, an appendix with texts of rare related materials and now a detailed index. Ranging from "Codes," "Common Law" and "Congress of the United States," to "Law of Nations," "Natural Law" and "Usury," they are fascinating distillations of Story's jurisprudence. Story was appointed the youngest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1811 and in 1829 became the first Dane professor of law at Harvard Law School. An important educator, he wrote several influential treatises, such as the landmark Commentaries on the Constitution (1833).

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