This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
i. history of doctrine of consideration
Sec. 510. Assumpsit.
Sec. 511. The problem of the instrument at law-merchant.
Sec. 512. Consideration eventually held necessary.
Sec. 515. "Benefit" and "detriment."
Sec. 516. Good and valuable consideration - Nature of good consideration.
Sec. 517. Sufficiency of good consideration in trusts and conveyances.
Sec. 518. Sufficiency of good consideration for executory contract - Consideration held sufficient. Sec. 510. Good consideration held insufficient. Sec. 520. Good consideration in equity. Sec. 521. Statutory provisions. Sec. 522. Consideration must be that contemplated by offer and acceptance. Sec. 523. Consideration distinguished from condition of gift. Sec. 524. Act in reliance on promise as consideration. Sec. 525. Consideration supporting several promises. Sec. 526. Consideration and motive.
III. PARTIES TO CONSIDERATION Sec. 527. To whom and from whom consideration must move - Classification of transactions. Sec. 528. Consideration moving from promisee to promisor. Sec. 529. Consideration moving from promisee but not to promisor.
Sec. 532. Consideration moving from two or more - Promise to one.
Sec. 533. Consideration moving from one of two or more promisees.
IV. NECESSITY OF CONSIDERATION Sec. 537. Gratuitous executory promises. Sec. 538. Gratuitous bailment. Sec. 539. Gratuitous agency. Sec. 540. Executed contracts. Sec. 541. Consideration unnecessary by statute.
V. ACQUISITION OR FORBEARANCE OF THE LEGAL RIGHTS AMOUNTING TO CONSIDERATION
Sec. 546. Forbearance of legal rights - Release of debts and contracts.
Sec. 549. Extension of time.
Sec. 550. Forbearance to sue.
Sec. 551. Dismissal of action.
Sec. 554. Rights in decedent's estate.
Sec. 557. Waiver of rights not involving property.