Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Brophy Heralds Transformations II

Over at the Faculty Lounge, Alfred Brophy reports the impending publication of the second volume of Transformations in American Legal History -- Law, Ideology, and Methods -- Essays in Honor of Morton J. Horwitz. Professor Brophy reports that the book contains "a lot of talk by distinguished historians about Horwitz' scholarship. There is more discussion of Horwitz' constitutional law scholarship and less on the common law than I might have expected. There's also a lot of talk about the trajectory of legal history, how it's now populated with more women and African Americans as subjects of study than when Horwitz began -- and how it's engaged with issues of contemporary concern, instead of antiquarian interests." The table of contents for the second volume is here; for the first, here.