Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History

Title

Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History

Department

History

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

In Signposts, Sally E. Hadden and Patricia Hagler Minter have assembled seventeen essays, by both established and rising scholars, that showcase new directions in southern legal history across a wide range of topics, time periods, and locales. The essays will inspire today's scholars to dig even more deeply into the southern legal heritage, in much the same way that David Bodenhamer and James Ely's seminal 1984 work, Ambivalent Legacy, inspired an earlier generation to take up the study of southern legal history.

Contributors to Signposts explore a wide range of subjects related to southern constitutional and legal thought, including real and personal property, civil rights, higher education, gender, secession, reapportionment, prohibition, lynching, legal institutions such as the grand jury, and conflicts between bench and bar. A number of the essayists are concerned with transatlantic connections to southern law and with marginalized groups such as women and native peoples. Taken together, the essays in Signposts show us that understanding how law changes over time is essential to understanding the history of the South.

Contributors: Alfred L. Brophy, Lisa Lindquist Dorr, Laura F. Edwards, James W. Ely Jr., Tim Alan Garrison, Sally E. Hadden, Roman J. Hoyos, Thomas N. Ingersoll, Jessica K. Lowe, Patricia Hagler Minter, Cynthia Nicoletti, Susan Richbourg Parker, Christopher W. Schmidt, Jennifer M. Spear, Christopher R. Waldrep, Peter Wallenstein, Charles L. Zelden.

ISBN

978-0820344997

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

The University of Georgia Press

City

Athens

Keywords

Studies in the legal history of the South, Southern States

Disciplines

American Studies | Legal History | United States History

Comments

Sally E. Hadden and Patricia Hagler Minter are editors.

Citation for published book

Hadden, Sally E, and Patricia H. Minter. Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2013.