It Makes Nothing Happen: Reasons for Studying the History of Law

Law, Culture and the Humanities, Vol. 5, Feb. 2009

9 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2010 Last revised: 4 Feb 2011

Date Written: February 1, 2009

Abstract

Rather than write narratives of law intended for lawyers, judges, or policy makers, this article asserts that constitutional and legal historians should write and teach histories that target a popular audience.

Keywords: constitutional history, legal history, popular constitutionalism, legal consciousness, history of civil rights

Suggested Citation

Dale, Elizabeth, It Makes Nothing Happen: Reasons for Studying the History of Law (February 1, 2009). Law, Culture and the Humanities, Vol. 5, Feb. 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1647662

Elizabeth Dale (Contact Author)

Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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