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Legal And Constitutional History, William E. Nelson Jan 1978

Legal And Constitutional History, William E. Nelson

Faculty Scholarship Series

Since the publication of the last Legal and Constitutional Histo, survey
two years ago, the field has seen an extraordinary outpouring of
significant literature. In part, the literature was a product of the bicentennial
celebration. The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the
Virginia Law Review, the De Paul Law Review, and even the Public
Contract Law Journal published bicentennial issues, each of which contained
several historical articles. In addition, the Law and Society Review
published a two-issue Festschrift in honor of the retirement of the
preeminent legal historian of the last three decades, James Willard Hurst. These special issues, together ...


Legal And Constitutional History, William E. Nelson Jan 1976

Legal And Constitutional History, William E. Nelson

Faculty Scholarship Series

A decade ago I contributed to the Annual Survey of American Law
my first review of the literature in the field of American legal history.
This year I would like to look back over the past ten with the
hope of identifying at least some of the continuities and changes in the
literature during that period.
Continuities in the Literature.-Many legal historians continue to
concentrate on discussions of factual data in their writings about the
American legal past. Some legal historians, such as Robert Mennel in
Thorns and Thistles: Juvenile Delinquents in the United States, 1825-
1940, have enlarged ...