Justice on Trial : A Study of the Relationship Between Law and Literature in American Culture
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In researching the developing field of law and literature studies, I have become convinced that students of law need to recognize the relationship between these fields as vital to their study of law in the United States. We are a nation built on the constructs of popular culture that determine what it means to be a hero, a good American citizen, an African-American, or a patriot. Most important of all, the literature of popular culture offers a consecrated belief in the divine virtue of the Founders of our nation. These constructs have been so ingrained into the national identity that they are easily accepted and not often questioned. The author focuses on three themes: the Colonial lawyers that spearheaded the creation of the United States, the Abolitionist movement, and the Suffragist movement.