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Lawyer's Empire : Legal Professionals and Cultural Authority 1780-1950 (Hardcover) (W. Wesley Pue)

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Approaching the legal profession through the lens of cultural history, Wes Pue explores the social roles that lawyers imagined for themselves in England and its empire from the late-eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Each chapter focuses on a moment when lawyers sought to reshape their profession while at the same time imagining they were shaping nation and empire in the process. As an exploration of the relationship between legal professionals and liberalism, this book draws attention to recurrent tensions in between how lawyers have best assured their own economic well-being while simultaneously advancing the causes of liberty, cultural authority, stability, and continuity.

Number of Pages: 499
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Legal History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Pr
Author: W. Wesley Pue
Language: English
Street Date: August 3, 2016
TCIN: 50815577
UPC: 9780774833097
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-5627

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