The history of Michigan law

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The northwest ordinance and Michigan's territorial heritage / David G. Chardavoyne -- Blood on the tracks : law, railroad accidents, the economy, and the Michigan frontier / Martin J. Hershock -- An occasionally dry state surrounded by water : temperance and prohibition in antebellum Michigan / John W. Quist -- A beacon of liberty on the Great Lakes : race, slavery, and the law in antebellum Michigan / Roy E. Finkenbine -- Deference to democracy : Thomas Cooley and his barnburning court / Paul D. Carrington -- The four Michigan Constitutions / Frank Ravitch -- Ruin and recovery : conservation and environmental law in Michigan / David Dempsey -- 170 years of a balancing act : a brief history of criminal justice in Michigan / Ronald J. Bretz -- The promise of equality and the limits of law : from the Civil War to World War II / Paul Finkelman -- "Methods of mysticism" and the industrial order : labor law in Michigan, 1868-1940 / Elizabeth Faue -- The Michigan Women's Commission and the struggle against sex discrimination in the 1970s / Liette Gidlow -- Legal education in Michigan / Byron D. Cooper
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