<h2><center><span style="color:#866F45";>Bishop on Contracts</span></center></h2>


<p><center><strong>Bishop, Joel Prentiss.</strong> <em>The Doctrines of the Law of Contracts: Their Principal Outlines, Stated, Illustrated, and Condensed.</em> St. Louis: F. H. Thomas and Company, 1878.</center></p>

<p><strong>Joel Prentiss Bishop</strong> (1814-1901) was a prolific writer of legal treatises. Before becoming an attorney, he worked at the New York Anti-Slavery Society and edited an abolitionist newspaper. He moved to Boston in 1942 to edit a progressive newspaper and there began working at a law office. Within two years, Bishop was admitted to the bar and opened his own firm. He began writing treatises for practitioners as a way to build his reputation. His <em>Doctrines of the Law of Contracts</em> (1878) is a collection of annotated cases. It was designed to lay out the "skeleton" of contract law, according to Bishop, focusing on core doctrines and primarily American cases.</p>

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