The Legal Universe: Observations on the Foundations of American Law is a comprehensive examination of the state of the United States' legal system and the legal treatment of minorities, corporations and Native Nations. Written by the late scholar Vine Deloria and his protégé David Wilkins the volume first comments on America's view of law, the social contract, and the American constitution. The remaining chapters discuss corporations and the law; African Americans and the law; Indigenous Nations and the law; women and the law; Asian Americans and the law; Mexican Americans and the law; children and the law; the natural world and the law. The book contains extensive references and a detailed index. This is an essential book for all interested in the nature of American legal system and the nature of their justice system.