LCP Fireside Chats Logo

Fireside Chat: Lawyers in Early American Cities: Loyalists as Clients (Sally Hadden)

Dr. Sally Hadden is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Western Michigan University. Hadden writes about and researches law and history in early America. She is the author of Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas (Harvard University Press, 2001) and coeditor of three books: Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History (University of Georgia Press, 2013); A Companion to American Legal History (Wiley Blackwell, 2013); and Traveling the Beaten Path: Charles Tait’s Charges to Federal Grand Juries, 1822-1825 (University of Alabama School of Law/University of Alabama Press, 2013). Dr. Hadden is currently working on a study of the earliest U.S. Supreme Court (under contract with Cambridge University Press) and a monograph on eighteenth-century lawyers in colonial American cities, the subject of this talk. She has been a research fellow at the Library Company on three occasions (2003, 2005, and 2016).

This chat originally aired at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Talking in the Library will serve as an audio platform for researchers to share the incredible work they’re pursuing using the rich collections at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Talking in the Library is hosted by Will Fenton, the Director of Scholarly Innovation, and produced by Ann McShane, the Project Digital Asset Librarian at Emory University.

Logo design by Nicole Graham. Theme music by Krestovsky (“Terrible Art”).

Talking in the Library is also available on these platforms: