In this long-awaited successor to his landmark work A History of American Law, Lawrence M. Friedman offers a monumental
history of American law in the twentieth century. Written by one of our most eminent legal historians, this engrossing book chronicles a century of
revolutionary change within a legal system that has come to affect us all. Lawrence M. Friedman is Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford
University. He is the former president of the Law and Society Association and of the American Society for Legal History. His previous books include
A History of American Law and Crime and Punishment in American History, which
was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history.
Named one of the best books of 2002 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review; Selected by Choice as a 2003 Outstanding Academic Title; Winner of AAP’s
2002 PSP Award for Excellence in Professional/Scholarly Publishing in Law; Winner of the Scribes Award for the best book on law written in 2002