LOCATION4th Floor
Call No. KF352 .L43 2013
Author Leavitt, Gregory C.
Title Class conflict : the pursuit and history of American justice / Gregory C. Leavitt.
Location Volume/Copy Barcode Status
 4th Floor  KF352 .L43 2013    3500501350734-  
 Prefacexi
1.American Justice and Social Class: An Introduction1
 Class Tensions and Justice Today1
 An American Sense of Justice2
 Class and Class Consciousness5
 Critical Social Theory and Charles Beard's "New History"7
 The New History (and the Old)14
 Macrological Studies16
 The "Big Picture": The Agricultural Revolution, Social Inequality, and Justice18
2.Eighteenth-Century America: The Pre-Revolutionary Era25
 The Evolution of Republicanism: From the Merchant to the Common People28
 The American Gentry32
 The People40
 Violent Confrontations45
 The Tyranny of Taxation: The Social Class Glue49
3.The Making of the Constitution57
 The Federalists58
 The Antifederalists61
 The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union63
 Pre-Convention Meetings67
 The Twelve69
4.The Constitutional Convention79
 Property Rights, Social Inequality, and Justice82
 Secrecy and Government87
 The Economic Principles of the Constitution88
 The Supremacy Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause90
 Judicial Review91
 The Contract Clause93
 War Powers95
 Taxation96
 The Structure of Representation: A Check on the People's House102
 District Voting: All or Nothing and the Two-Party System105
 Ratification of the Constitution109
5.The Bill of Rights: Origins and Early Federalist Resistance121
 The Jury: The Cornerstone of Liberty125
 The Bill of Rights and Its Constitutional Status: Barron v. Baltimore (1833)127
 The Fourteenth Amendment and the Incorporation of the Bill of Rights131
6.The Rise of the Middle Class139
 The Revolution and the Old Middle Class143
 Post-Revolutionary America: The Federalists and Class Conflict146
 The Democratic-Republican Party: Jeffersonian and Madisonian Democracy151
 The Jeffersonian Revolution of 1800 and the Turn toward Popular Democracy156
 The Industrial Revolution and the Rise of the New Middle Class159
 Justice and the American Middle Class165
7.The Party-Democratic Period: 1830s to 1930s173
 Nineteenth-Century Class Conflict176
 The Growing Labor Conflict of the Post Civil War184
 The Progressive Era: Populism, Socialism, and Reform188
 The National Civic Federation, the American Association for Labor Legislation, and the Defeat of Radical Labor194
 Protective Labor Legislation, Business Regulation, Social Security, and the Recognition of Labor Unions196
8.The American Justice and Due Process Revolutions205
 Justice and the American Middle Class: Wolfe's "Class Morality Project"213
 Incorporation of the Bill of Rights: The Due Process Revolution and the Projection of Social Justice217
 Criminal Justice System Reforms: Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice223
9.Class Conflict in the Early Twenty-First Century229
 Class and Justice: A Conclusion234
 References239
 Index245
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, c2013.
Description xiii, 249 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-243) and index.
Contents American justice and social class : an introduction -- Eighteenth century America : the pre-revolutionary era -- The making of the Constitution -- The constitutional convention -- The Bill of Rights : origins and early federalist resistance -- The rise of the middle class -- The party-democratic period : 1830s to 1930s -- The American justice and due process revolutions -- Class conflict in the early 21st century.
Subject Law -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9781412849791 (alk. paper)
1412849799 (alk. paper)
OCLC No. or Control No. 804145940