HIST 3330. U.S. LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY, COLONIAL TO 1877. 3 Hours.
Traces the adaptation of laws to changing social and economic needs with emphasis on the interrelations of law, public opinion, the legal profession, judiciary, and the political process. Topics include the transatlantic origins of American law, slavery and indentured servitude, poor laws and dependency, family law and gender, developments in criminal and civil law, and the failure of Reconstruction.