William J. Novak

William J. Novak is an award-winning legal scholar and historian and the Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law at The University of Michigan. He teaches in the fields of legal history, legislation, and regulation, and his research interests focus on the history of the modern American regulatory state.

Books in order of publication:

The People’s Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America – 1996

The Democratic Experiment: New Directions in American Political History – 2003

Boundaries of the State in US History – 2015

Corporations and American Democracy – 2017

New Democracy: The Creation of the Modern American State – 2022

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