Old Age and Care Work: How to Get Paid in 19th and Early 20th Century New Jersey
Hendrik Hartog is the Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University. He has spent his scholarly life working in the social history of American law, obsessed with the difficulties and opportunities that come with studying how broad political and cultural themes have been expressed in ordinary legal conflicts.
Hartog has worked in a variety of areas of American legal history: on the history of city life, on the history of constitutional rights claims, on the history of marriage, and on the historiography of legal change. He is the author of Public Property and Private Power: The Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730-1870 and Man and Wife in America: A History.
Hartog has been awarded a variety of national fellowships and lectureships, and for a decade, he co-edited Studies in Legal History, the book series of the American Society for Legal History.
This Provost’s Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 24, at 5:30 pm in the Wang Center Theater.