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Class Conflict : The Pursuit and History of American Justice.

By: Leavitt, Gregory C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Somerset : Routledge, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351528191.Subject(s): United States - Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Class Conflict : The Pursuit and History of American JusticeDDC classification: 349.73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. American Justice and Social Class: An Introduction -- Class Tensions and Justice Today -- An American Sense of Justice -- Class and Class Consciousness -- Critical Social Theory and Charles Beard's "New History -- The New History (and the Old) -- Macrological Studies -- The "Big Picture": The Agricultural Revolution, Social Inequality, and Justice -- 2. Eighteenth-Century America: The Pre-Revolutionary Era -- The Evolution of Republicanism: From the Merchant to the Common People -- The American Gentry -- The People -- Violent Confrontations -- The Tyranny of Taxation: The Social Class Glue -- 3. The Making of the Constitution -- The Federalists -- The Antifederalists -- The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union -- Pre-Convention Meetings -- The Twelve -- 4. The Constitutional Convention -- Property Rights, Social Inequality, and Justice -- Secrecy and Government -- The Economic Principles of the Constitution -- The Supremacy Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause -- Judicial Review -- The Contract Clause -- War Powers -- Taxation -- The Structure of Representation: A Check on the People's House -- District Voting: All or Nothing and the Two-Party System -- Ratification of the Constitution -- 5. The Bill of Rights: Origins and Early Federalist Resistance -- The Jury: The Cornerstone of Liberty -- The Bill of Rights and Its Constitutional Status: Barron v. Baltimore (1833) -- The Fourteenth Amendment and the Incorporation of the Bill of Rights -- 6. The Rise of the Middle Class -- The Revolution and the Old Middle Class -- Post-Revolutionary America: The Federalists and Class Conflict -- The Democratic-Republican Party: Jeffersonian and Madisonian Democracy -- The Jeffersonian Revolution of 1800 and the Turn toward Popular Democracy.
The Industrial Revolution and the Rise of the New Middle Class -- Justice and the American Middle Class -- 7. The Party-Democratic Period: 1830s to 1930s -- Nineteenth-Century Class Conflict -- The Growing Labor Conflict of the Post Civil War -- The Progressive Era: Populism, Socialism, and Reform -- The National Civic Federation, the American Association for Labor Legislation, and the Defeat of Radical Labor -- Protective Labor Legislation, Business Regulation, Social Security, and the Recognition of Labor Unions -- 8. The American Justice and Due Process Revolutions -- Justice and the American Middle Class: Wolfe's "Class Morality Project -- Incorporation of the Bill of Rights: The Due Process Revolution and the Projection of Social Justice -- Criminal Justice System Reforms: Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice -- 9. Class Conflict in the Early Twenty-First Century -- Class and Justice: A Conclusion -- References -- Index.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. American Justice and Social Class: An Introduction -- Class Tensions and Justice Today -- An American Sense of Justice -- Class and Class Consciousness -- Critical Social Theory and Charles Beard's "New History -- The New History (and the Old) -- Macrological Studies -- The "Big Picture": The Agricultural Revolution, Social Inequality, and Justice -- 2. Eighteenth-Century America: The Pre-Revolutionary Era -- The Evolution of Republicanism: From the Merchant to the Common People -- The American Gentry -- The People -- Violent Confrontations -- The Tyranny of Taxation: The Social Class Glue -- 3. The Making of the Constitution -- The Federalists -- The Antifederalists -- The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union -- Pre-Convention Meetings -- The Twelve -- 4. The Constitutional Convention -- Property Rights, Social Inequality, and Justice -- Secrecy and Government -- The Economic Principles of the Constitution -- The Supremacy Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause -- Judicial Review -- The Contract Clause -- War Powers -- Taxation -- The Structure of Representation: A Check on the People's House -- District Voting: All or Nothing and the Two-Party System -- Ratification of the Constitution -- 5. The Bill of Rights: Origins and Early Federalist Resistance -- The Jury: The Cornerstone of Liberty -- The Bill of Rights and Its Constitutional Status: Barron v. Baltimore (1833) -- The Fourteenth Amendment and the Incorporation of the Bill of Rights -- 6. The Rise of the Middle Class -- The Revolution and the Old Middle Class -- Post-Revolutionary America: The Federalists and Class Conflict -- The Democratic-Republican Party: Jeffersonian and Madisonian Democracy -- The Jeffersonian Revolution of 1800 and the Turn toward Popular Democracy.

The Industrial Revolution and the Rise of the New Middle Class -- Justice and the American Middle Class -- 7. The Party-Democratic Period: 1830s to 1930s -- Nineteenth-Century Class Conflict -- The Growing Labor Conflict of the Post Civil War -- The Progressive Era: Populism, Socialism, and Reform -- The National Civic Federation, the American Association for Labor Legislation, and the Defeat of Radical Labor -- Protective Labor Legislation, Business Regulation, Social Security, and the Recognition of Labor Unions -- 8. The American Justice and Due Process Revolutions -- Justice and the American Middle Class: Wolfe's "Class Morality Project -- Incorporation of the Bill of Rights: The Due Process Revolution and the Projection of Social Justice -- Criminal Justice System Reforms: Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice -- 9. Class Conflict in the Early Twenty-First Century -- Class and Justice: A Conclusion -- References -- Index.

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Leavitt (sociology and criminal justice, Idaho State Univ.) traces the development of the US sense of justice in the context of class conflict, beginning with a broad summary of preagricultural culture. He suggests that class struggle was unlikely in those preagricultural communities, as the groups were small, homogenous, and related via blood, clan, or marriage. Progressing into the colonial period of the US, Leavitt reveals how a changing social demographic provided fertile ground for an American notion of justice that would appear in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Class conflict became more pronounced as the US approached its centennial. The middle class began to mature and coalesce around ideas that were more progressive than those held by the ruling elite. A differing notion of justice became evident in the many civil rights measures of the 1900s that placed civil liberties above property rights, culminating in the broadening judicial interpretation of due process. Leavitt suggests that the momentum of progressive policy has not been lost, but that the surge of conservative action in recent years serves as proof of the class conflict inherent in US public policy as it relates to notions of justice. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. F. E. Knowles Valdosta State University

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