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
Date Written: April 19, 2011
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
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