Making Legal History

Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Author: R. B. Bernstein

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814725260

Category: History

Page: 316

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One of the academy’s leading legal historians, William E. Nelson is the Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. For more than four decades, Nelson has produced some of the most original and creative work on American constitutional and legal history. His prize-winning books have blazed new trails for historians with their substantive arguments and the scope and depth of Nelson’s exploration of primary sources. Nelson was the first legal scholar to use early American county court records as sources of legal and social history, and his work (on legal history in England, colonial America, and New York) has been a model for generations of legal historians. This book collects ten essays exemplifying and explaining the process of identifying and interpreting archival sources—the foundation of an array of methods of writing American legal history. The essays presented here span the full range of American history from the colonial era to the 1980s.Each historian has either identified a body of sources not previously explored or devised a new method of interrogating sources already known.The result is a kaleidoscopic examination of the historian’s task and of the research methods and interpretative strategies that characterize the rich, complex field of American constitutional and legal history.

The Portrayal of Life Stages in English Literature, 1500-1800

Infancy, Youth, Marriage, Aging, Death, Martyrdom : Essays in Honor of Warren Wooden

Author: Jeanie Watson,Philip McM. Pittman

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780889464629

Category: History

Page: 275

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Covering the years 1500 to 1800, these essays which portray life stages in English literature include studies of Erasmus, Fulke Greville, Johnson and Thomas More. They examine how the many ages of man are treated in the literature of this period.

Books in series

1876 - 1949 ; original, reprinted, in-print, and out-of-print books, publ. or distributed in the US in popular, scholarly, and professional series

Author: [Anonymus AC00083573],[Anonymus AC00083576]

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835226790


Page: N.A

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Contexts of the Bill of Rights

Author: Stephen L. Schechter,Richard B. Bernstein

Publisher: Madison House Pub


Category: Political Science

Page: 157

View: 8114


Writings seeking to understand the origins & original meanings of the Bill of Rights.