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dc.contributor.advisorJones, Ericen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor Jr., Ivan O.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-26T20:56:38Z
dc.date.available2016-02-26T20:56:38Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/15830
dc.description.abstractThe late nineteenth century (1850-1900) was a time of great change in American society, Fed by the expansion ofthe Industrial Revolution, the growth in legal doctrine matched the mechanized innovation. Tort Law, law that governs non-criminal wrongs, experienced the most change and growth. It was in this particular aspect of the law that a peculiar paradigm emerged. Judges and juries seemed to have clashed when applying this fairly new piece of law. Juries, as a reflection of the society, attempted to decide trials to match what they wanted. However, they were thwarted by judges invoking their own vision of how tort law was to be implemented. In this thesis, I will explore the various clashes that occurred in multiple cases and how these clashes helped evolve tort .Using Illinois as a representative of the whole country at that time, I intend to show how these clashes forced changes in the application of tort law that better emulated the ideals of the society.en_US
dc.format.extent26 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectnegligenceen_US
dc.subjectTort lawen_US
dc.subjectIllinoisen_US
dc.subject1850-1900en_US
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.title50 Years of Negligence: The Development of Tort Law as Viewed Through Illinois, 1850-1900en_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.description.degreeB.A. (Bachelor of Arts)en_US


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