Readership: General readers, students and scholars of early American history, legal history, and American legal history.
G. Edward White, Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School
G. Edward White is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School. His books include Oliver Wendell Holmes (OUP 1999), Alger Hiss's Looking Glass Wars (OUP 2005), and several other works of biography and law.
1. The Colonial Years
2. Law and the Conditions of Agricultural Household Life, 1750-1800
3. Law and the Founding of the American Republic I: Toward Independence and Republican Government
4. Law and the Founding of the American Republic II: From the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution
5. The Supreme Court Emerges
6. Law and Entrepreneurship, 1800-1850
7. Law and the Dissolution of the Union I: The Political Parties, Congress, and Slavery
8. Law and the Dissolution of the Union II: Slavery, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court
9. The Civil War: Setting the Stage
10. The Civil War: Legal Issues