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Counting as a Tool of Legal History

John Wertheimer

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Historical writing in the United States experienced a golden age of quantification in the 1960s and 1970s due to advances in computer technology, which enabled scholars to analyze previously ... More


The Long, Broad, and Deep Civil Rights Movement: The Lessons of a Master Scholar and Teacher

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter asks how the legal history of the civil rights movement would change if the doctrine of the U.S. Supreme Court and the lawyering of Thurgood Marshall did not dominate analysis. What if ... More


Legal History

Morton Horwitz

in Legal Intellectuals in Conversation: Reflections on the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737071
eISBN:
9780814745434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737071.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents an interview with Morton Horwitz, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at the Harvard Law School. Professor Horwitz has made major contributions in the field ... More


Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Daniel J. Hulsebosch and R. B. Bernstein (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

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 ... More


Introduction: Making Legal Historians

Daniel J. Hulsebosch and R. B. Bernstein (eds)

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book presents chapters that offer an illuminating cross-section of the questions, sources, and narratives used by historians working in the field of American legal history today. Its goal is to ... More


A Mania for Accumulation: The Plea of Moral Insanity in Gilded Age Will Contests

Susanna L. Blumenthal

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores one of the most fascinating civil trials of the late nineteenth century, i.e. the attempt to probate the will of “Commodore” Cornelius Vanderbilt, the controversial railroad ... More


Law in American History, Volume III: 1930-2000

G. Edward White

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190634940
eISBN:
9780190940348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634940.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This is the third in a series of volumes exploring central themes in American legal and constitutional history and the relationship of those themes to important events and contested issues in ... More


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