The Birth of American law : an Italian philosopher and the American revolution / John D. Bessler, Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law.
Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, 
xvi, 677 pages ; 26 cm.
Legal history series (Durham, N.C.)
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Cesare Beccaria : "the celebrated marquis" The runaway bestseller : On crimes and punishments The founding fathers : the American revolution American penal reform : reshaping the law Rethinking bloody codes : the rise of the penitentiary An enduring legacy : toward a more perfect union.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 569-578) and index.