G. Edward White is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law and university professor at the University of Virginia. His books include The American Judicial Tradition and Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. White is the editor of the John Harvard Library edition of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., The Common Law.
Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in posi...[SEE MORE]