American Legal History

B659 is taught by S. Conrad

This fall the course will focus on various sorts of inequality evident in American history. Several weeks will be devoted to a good portion of Capitalism and Ideology, by Thomas Picketty. Otherwise, the reading assignments will, respectively, range far and wide in focus. And there will be room on the agenda for taking students suggestions for course readings, in addition to those readings on the original course syllabus. The writing assignments will require analysis and evaluation of the strategies of argumentation in some of the readings. And those writing assignments will be blindly graded. Moreover, students will be required to revise some of the writing assignments in accord with feedback given in the initial blind grading. Roundtable discussion is very important in the final grading in this course.