Professor Ed Larson's Book, "American Inheritance," Chosen for Stanford Law School Faculty Summer Reading List 2023
Professor Edward J. Larson's book, American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1756-1795, has been chosen by professor Lawrence Friedman for the Stanford Law Faculty Summer Reading List 2023. This is the 12th year of the summer reading list, in which eight Stanford Law professors chose their favorite books.
Excerpt from Stanford Lawyer 2023 Summer Faculty Reading List:
Lawrence Friedman, Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law, recommends Ed Larson’s American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795.
For those who are historically minded, I recommend Ed Larson’s new book, American Inheritance, on the role of the slavery debate during the period of the revolution and the early Republic.
The complete list may be found at Stanford Lawyer
Additionally, Professor Larson recently delivered two speeches related to American Inheritance:
- On May 31, he presented "Liberty and Slavery in Revolutionary Massachusetts" for the Massachusetts Historical Society Spring Lecture in Boston, Massachusetts.
- On June 1, he participated in "Liberty in the Revolutionary Era: A Conversation" at The Concord Museum in Concord, Massachusetts.