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“When a field grows as explosively as American legal history has over the past generation, a volume like this becomes necessary and useful. These essays, collectively and individually, capture the scholarly moment with grace, good humor, and erudition.” (Expofairs.com, 19 November 2014)
"Blackwell is to be commended for commissioning this fine anthology of bibliographical essays on American legal history... Hadden and Brophy have done a superb job of gathering contributors and unifying their efforts." (Law and History Review, 1 February 2014)
“Whether as an opening portal to the field or as a point of reference for those already active in it, A Companion to American Legal History should attract both interest and use..” (Journal of American History, 1 March 2014)
"It is modelled exactly on the other volumes in the Wiley-Blackwell series: a large well-made octavo, nicely printed, solidly bound. There are no documents or illustrations; just 28 interesting essays and a good index." (Reference Reviews, 1 March 2014)
“The collection provides the most comprehensive examination of American legal history to date. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections.” (Choice, 1 January 2014)
“A Companion to American Legal History is an essential compendium of the state of the art, a reliable guide to a discipline that is daily crossing boundaries and probing more deeply into the role law has played in American life.” – David Konig, Washington University in St. Louis
"A remarkable collection of first-rate historians have contributed to this indispensable guide to the burgeoning field of American legal history. A must-read for students and scholars alike." - Ariela Gross, University of Southern California
“When a field grows as explosively as American legal history has over the past generation, a volume like this becomes necessary and useful. These essays, collectively and individually, capture the scholarly moment with grace, good humor, and erudition.” – Hendrik Hartog, Princeton UniversitySee all Product Description