Bringing Ideas Back In: A Brief Historiography of American Colonial Law

American Journal of Legal History, Vol. 51, No. 2, p. 359, April 2011

19 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2011

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Scott D. Gerber

Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law

Date Written: April 19, 2011

Abstract

Famously dismissed by Roscoe Pound as useless antiquarianism, American colonial law has received increasing attention from scholars in recent years. This essay chronicles the rise of American colonial legal history as a field of study. The essay applauds this development, but recommends that the field remember its roots in intellectual history of the sort practiced by several giants of the past.

Keywords: American Legal History

Suggested Citation

Gerber, Scott D., Bringing Ideas Back In: A Brief Historiography of American Colonial Law (April 19, 2011). American Journal of Legal History, Vol. 51, No. 2, p. 359, April 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1815230

Scott D. Gerber (Contact Author)

Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law ( email )

525 South Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
United States

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