Searching around today for some scholarship on the relationship between the 17th century Virginia slave codes and the historical invention of the idea of racial difference in the US, i discovered yet another blog that i'm excited about. (I appear to have entered a moment of renewed interest in the peripheral non-electoral blogosphere. blame the zodiac, if you can.) Its the Legal History Blog--which appears to be a project of the wonderful legal historian Mary Dudziak (author of the Very Important book Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy, among other things). I am supposed to be hard at work on chapter 8 of my book History as Image, Image as History: Visual Knowledge and History in the Classroom, so i don't have time to explore it as thoroughly as i'd like, but its possible i'm in love with a blog.
or maybe its just lust.
Anyhow, check it out at http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/