JEFFERSON'S LOUISIANA: POLITICS AND THE CLASH OF LEGAL TRADITIONS. REV'D ED.
Item #: 69767
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2009.
One of the most vexing problems that confronted theadministration of Thomas Jefferson after the purchase of allof Louisiana in 1803: Which system of law would prevail inthis volatile corner of the North American continent-Louisiana civil law or Anglo-American common law? ThatLouisianians would remain committed to their civil lawheritage was by no means certain. But the enactment of theCivil Law Digest by the territorial legislature in 1808 wasa major event in the evolution of Louisiana's increasinglycomplex legal regime. Jefferson's Louisiana shows how thisimportant moment came at a time when political forces andoutside events joined together to reinforce local determina-tion to resist total Americanization and to preserveLouisiana's established legal culture. Reprinted by The Law-book Exchange, Ltd. Distributed by Wm. S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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