While the New Legal History has succeeded in establishing itself as an indispensable perspective in the specific study of the evolution of American law, its findings have not yet been incorporated into the mainstream of general American history. One of the chief reasons for this failure is the employment of technical legal language by lawyer-historians in their historical analyses of the common law and the corresponding inability of non-lawyer historians to understand such language. To this extent, general American history remains incomplete in its portrayal of the past, particularly in the area of industrialization.
Samuel J. Astorino,
History and Legal Discourse: The Language of the New Legal History [Essay],
Duq. L. Rev.
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