Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pritchett Profiled; Karl Remembered

I've recently noticed accounts of two scholars of interest to legal historians that might not automatically appear on our radar screens. The first is a profile in Rutgers's alumni magazine of Wendell Pritchett (right), the author of Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City (2008), who recently became chancellor of the Rutgers-Camden campus. The other is Stanley Katz's remembrance, in a Chronicle of Higher Education blog, of his coauthor and former colleague at the University of Chicago Law School Barry Karl (left), who died this summer. Katz takes Karl's reading of Frederick Jackson Turner's career as a point of departure for a reflection on scholar's commitments in general and Karl's in particular. The posts are here and here.