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Vanderbilt Law Review

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Book Reviews

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313

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Law and Social Process in United States History:

The excellence of Law and Social Process in United States History in every respect matches the high honor accorded Professor Hurst when invited to deliver the ninth series of the Thomas M. Cooley Lectures under the sponsorship of the University of Michigan Law School. This volume, following upon the heels of his Growth of American Law and Law and the Conditions of Freedom, the latter having won the James Barr Ames prize granted quadrennially by the Harvard Law School, merely affirms his stature as an eminent legal historian. Like the earlier volumes, this work is as captivating in insightful analysis as it is compelling in stylistic quality. It discloses a mind disciplined by exacting research and informed by intensive study in the related disciplines of economics, political science, philosophy, and socio-intellectual history.

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