This paper is an early draft of the first chapter in a forthcoming book, Law in American History: Volume One, From the Colonial Years Through the Civil War. Two or three more volumes are planned. The book seeks to find that elusive middle ground between specialized monographs and works in American legal and constitutional history that are designed for general audiences. This chapter attempts to be revisionist as well as synthetic. I would welcome any comments.Image credit.
Monday, September 21, 2009
White's Law in American History
G. Edward White, University of Virginia School of Law, has posted Law in American History: Volume One, from the Colonial Years through the Civil War. As the abstract explains: