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50 Years of Negligence: The Development of Tort Law as Viewed Through Illinois, 1850-1900

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dc.contributor.advisor Jones, Eric en_US Taylor Jr., Ivan O. en_US 2016-02-26T20:56:38Z 2016-02-26T20:56:38Z 2010
dc.description.abstract The 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.extent 26 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Northern Illinois University en_US
dc.rights NIU 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.subject negligence en_US
dc.subject Tort law en_US
dc.subject Illinois en_US
dc.subject 1850-1900 en_US
dc.subject history en_US
dc.title 50 Years of Negligence: The Development of Tort Law as Viewed Through Illinois, 1850-1900 en_US
dc.type.genre Dissertation/Thesis en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of History en_US B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) en_US

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