Dargo, George. Colony to Empire: Episodes in American Legal History. Clark, NJ: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2012. xxii, 363 pp. ISBN-13: 9781616191443; ISBN-10: 1616191449. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * The noted historian and author of Jefferson's Louisiana has collected a dozen essays that span legal issues from the development of the United States from the legal rights of colonists, to the Red Scare of 1920, issues revolving around Sunday blue laws in Massachusetts in the 1950s to the legal issues regarding the status of Puerto Rico. George Dargo [1935-2012] grew up in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Erasmus Hall High School and Columbia College, he completed his Doctorate in the Department of History at Columbia University and, later, earned his law degree at Northeastern University. His previous books include Jefferson's Louisiana, Roots of the Republic, Law in the New Republic, and A History of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He was a Professor of Law at New England Law|Boston from 1983 until his death.
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