Hadden - Two Collections

Hadden - Two Collections

 

Dr. Hadden Publishes Two Co-Edited Collections

 

haddenDr. Sally Hadden, associate professor, has recently published two co-edited collections.  A Companion to American Legal History, co-hadden1edited with Alfred L. Brophy and published by Wiley-Blackwell, is a collection of twenty-eight essays focusing on a wide range of legal topics.  Each of the essays provides the latest historiographical perspectives. The book has received several very positive advance reviews.  Ariela Gross from the University of Southern California notes: “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.”

Dr. Hadden’s second collection is titled Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History, co-edited with Patricia Hagler Minter and published by the signpostsUniversity of Georgia Press, includes seventeen essays covering topics in Southern legal history. The book includes essays on topics seldom covered in the existing literature, especially on the legal history of Spanish Florida and both French and Spanish Louisiana. In these parts of the country, civil law was prominent as compared to America’s otherwise common law traditions. The advanced reviews are also laudatory.  Anders Walkers says: “This exciting anthology promises to stir renewed interest in southern legal history, raising new questions, refocusing old lenses, and shaping research agendas for decades to come.”

 


 

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