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Voluntary Associations, Corporate Rights, and the State: Legal Constraints on the Development of American Civil Society, 1750-1900

Ruth H. Bloch, Naomi R. Lamoreaux

Chapter in NBER book Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development (2017), Naomi R. Lamoreaux and John Joseph Wallis, editors (p. 231 - 290)
Conference held October 24-25, 2014
Published in November 2017 by University of Chicago Press
© 2017 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

---- Acknowledgments ----

We would especially like to thank John Wallis and Jonathan Levy for written comments on an earlier draft of this paper. We also benefited from comments by participants at three conferences sponsored by the NBER and the Yale Program in Economic History in 2012, 2013, and 2014 to prepare papers for this volume. Thanks too to Guillaume Frencia, Brittany Adams, and Ben Nelson who assisted us with research and to the NSF and the UCLA Academic Senate for financial support.

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