the importance of equality--the ideal and the
practice--in the history of American law from colonial
times to the 1950s?
END OF QUESTION ONE
1993 QUESTION TWO
In the Documents, you have a selection from Jesse Root's
Introduction to Reports of Cases. . ..
(Documents, pp. 148-170). Root originally published
this volume in 1796. The edition that you have is a
reprint edition from 1899.
a lawyer alive in 1899 have reacted to Root's
Introduction? What parts of Root's presentation would
continue to appear relevant or accurate to a lawyer at
the end of the 19th century? What parts would seem
archaic? In what ways would the reader of 1899 regard
the nature of law differently than Root? If a
lawyer-reader of 1899 were to write such an
introduction, what might he (or possibly she) include?
END OF QUESTION TWO