Recommended Titles and Treatises

Guarding life's dark secrets: legal and social controls over reputation, propriety, and privacy

by Lawrence Meir Friedman. Stanford University Press. 2007.
348 pages.

This title examines the connections between the law, reputation, and propriety in the United States and how these concepts have changed since 19th century. The book notes what defines good behavior and good reputation and then discusses how the law acts to protect people and their reputations. Topics include libel, privacy, and blackmail.

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