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Nelson, William E. (William Edward) 1940-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 9,229 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: KFM2478, 342.73085
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Most widely held works by William E Nelson
Americanization of the common law : the impact of legal change on Massachusetts society, 1760-1830 by William E Nelson( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Fourteenth Amendment : from political principle to judicial doctrine by William E Nelson( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation In a remarkably fresh and historically grounded reinterpretation of the American Constitution, William Nelson argues that the fourteenth amendment was written to affirm the general public's long-standing rhetorical commitment to the principles of equality and individual rights on the one hand, and to the principle of local self-rule on the other
Marbury v. Madison : the origins and legacy of judicial review by William E Nelson( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of American bureaucracy, 1830-1900 by William E Nelson( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common law in colonial America by William E Nelson( Book )

in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William E. Nelson here proposes a new beginning in the study of colonial legal history. Examining all archival legal material for the period 1607-1776 and synthesizing existing scholarship in a four-volume series, The Common Law in Colonial America shows how the legal systems of Britain's thirteen North American colonies--initially established in response to divergent political, economic, and religious initiatives--slowly converged into a common American legal order that differed substantially from English common law. Drawing on groundbreaking and overwhelmingly in-depth research into local court records and statutes, the first volume explores how the law of the Chesapeake colonies--Virginia and Maryland--diverged sharply from the New England colonies--Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, New Haven, Plymouth, and Rhode Island--and traces the roots of these dissimilarities from their initial settlement until approximately 1660. Nelson pointedly examines the disparate motives of the legal systems in the respective colonies as they dealt with religion, price and labor regulations, crimes, public morals, the status of women, and the enforcement of contractual obligations. He reveals how Virginians' zeal for profit led to a harsh legal framework that efficiently squeezed payment out of debtors and labor out of servants; whereas the laws of Massachusetts were primarily concerned with the preservation of local autonomy and the moral values of family-centered farming communities. The law in the other New England colonies, Nelson argues, gravitated towards the Massachusetts model, while Maryland's law, gravitated toward that of Virginia. Comprehensive, authoritative, and extensively researched, The Common Law in Colonial America, Volume 1: The Chesapeake and New England, 1607-1660 is the definitive resource on the beginnings of the common law and its evolution during this vibrant era in America's history"--Provided by publisher
Dispute and conflict resolution in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1725-1825 by William E Nelson( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of American legal history by William E Nelson( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legalist reformation : law, politics, and ideology in New York, 1920-1980 by William E Nelson( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a detailed examination of New York case law, this volume demonstrates how law, politics, and ideology in the state have changed in tandem between 1920 and 1980. A new legal ideology was created which aspired to liberty, equality, human dignity and opportunity for all
Liberty and community : Constitution and rights in the early American republic by William E Nelson( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law as culture and culture as law : essays in honor of John Phillip Reid( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuit of right and justice : Edward Weinfeld as lawyer and judge by William E Nelson( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His bond with the city mirrored his parents' relationship to their towns in the Old World, except that Manhatten offered him a future they could only imagine. Merely by working hard within a few square miles of New York, the young Weinfeld could become a great lawyer and ultimately a judge of national repute. Weinfeld's personal growth and socioeconomic mobility illustrates how the children of Catholic and Jewish immigrants were assimilated into mainstream American life during the course of the twentieth century. His unique approach to jurisprudence offers a model for the equal legal protection of all Americans."--Jacket
Plymouth court records, 1686-1859( Book )

in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making legal history : essays in honor of William E. Nelson by William E Nelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the academy's leading legal historians, William E. Nelson is the Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. For more than four decades, Nelson has produced some of the most original and creative work on American constitutional and legal history. His prize-winning books have blazed new trails for historians with their substantive arguments and the scope and depth of Nelson's exploration of primary sources. Nelson was the first legal scholar to use early American county court records as sources of legal and social history, and his work (on legal history in Engl
Constitution and rights in the early American republic by William E Nelson( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting for the city : a history of the New York City corporation counsel by William E Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking command : toward improving command and control by Tim Bonds( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-trained and well-equipped Air Force has given the U.S. military important advantages in combat. These advantages include the speed with which the United States can strike an enemy, the range of enemy forces and facilities that the United States can hold at risk, and the weight of effort that the United States can apply against these targets. Aerospace power was decisive in the Persian Gulf War and virtually the only force applied in Kosovo. The U.S. Air Force provided the bulk of the aerospace contribution in each of these coalition operations. Although successful, the U.S. Air Force has faced significant difficulties in recent operations. U.S. forces have been called into action around the globe, on short timelines and in contingencies that allowed neither adequate training nor planning. The Air Operations Centers (AOCs) providing the Air Force theater command and control have been built on the fly as forces are deployed to each contingency. The result is that our air forces have been deployed in the most recent operations without well-established theater AOCs to maximize their combat effectiveness. At the same time, adversaries have found clever ways to limit the effectiveness of U.S. air forces in accomplishing selected military tasks. Enemies have been careful to limit the exposure of some key forces to attack by employing them sparingly and by making maximum use of camouflage and deception. In future conflicts, enemies will try to limit access to the theater to delay the entry of U.S. forces and to raise the risk of casualties. In addition, enemies will try to increase the speed of their attacks - hoping to accomplish their objectives before U.S. forces can arrive in useful numbers
The common law in colonial America by William E Nelson( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this four-volume series, the author shows how the legal systems of Britain's 13 North American colonies - initially established in response to divergent political, economic, and religious initiatives - slowly converged into a common American legal order that differed substantially from English common law.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Black political mobilization : the 1967 mayoral election in Gary, Indiana by William E Nelson( )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common law in colonial America by William E Nelson( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces English efforts to govern the Chesapeake and New England colonies by imposing the common law. Although every colony received the common law by 1750, local interests retained significant power everywhere and used that power to preserve divergent, customary patterns of law that had arisen in the 17th century
The common law in colonial America by William E Nelson( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Nelson analyzes the impact that an increasingly powerful British government had on the evolution of the common law in the New World. As the reach of the Crown extended Britain imposed far more restrictions than before on the new colonies it had chartered in the Carolinas and the Middle Atlantic region. The government's intent was to ensure that colonies' laws would align more tightly with British law
 
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The Fourteenth Amendment : from political principle to judicial doctrine
Alternative Names
Nelson, William E.

Nelson, William E. 1940-

Nelson, William E. (William Edward), 1940-

Nelson, William Edward

Nelson, William Edward, 1940-

Languages
English (178)

Japanese (1)

Covers
The Fourteenth Amendment : from political principle to judicial doctrineMarbury v. Madison : the origins and legacy of judicial reviewThe roots of American bureaucracy, 1830-1900The common law in colonial AmericaThe literature of American legal historyThe legalist reformation : law, politics, and ideology in New York, 1920-1980Law as culture and culture as law : essays in honor of John Phillip ReidIn pursuit of right and justice : Edward Weinfeld as lawyer and judgeThe common law in colonial America