Friday, March 2, 2012

On the LHB Facebook Page: American Legal Historiography

This past week on the Facebook page we highlighted sources in English legal history including the York Church Court Records Online, the Domesday Database, and the Summa de Legibus Normanniae at HLS.  Coming up in the next week, we’re highlighting readings and ideas in American legal historiography.

As Tomiko announced here, G. Edward (Ted) White is joining us as a guest blogger this month and will answer readers’ questions about his new book, Law in American History: From the Colonial Years through the Civil War.  Law in American History “takes up the central themes from American legal history from the earliest European settlements through the Civil War.” 

In that spirit, we’ll have links to LHB posts on American legal historiography all week on the Facebook page.  To start things off: Tomiko Brown-Nagin on Biography as History.