Edouard Laboulaye lectures
- Laboulaye, Édouard, 1811-1883 (Person)
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In 1844 Laboulaye was elected a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. In 1849 he was named professor of the history of comparative legislation at the Collège de France. He contributed regularly to the journal Debats (Parliamentary Debates), and in 1855 he founded the Revue Historique de Droit, endeavoring to restore legal education to its true source, history. He continually held up the United States government as a model and became one of the principal voices of the liberal opposition to the Empire.
After the collapse of the Empire, Laboulaye was elected a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1871. He supported the Thiers government. In June of 1874, he joined in the call for a constitution for the Republic, and the following year was made a Senator for life. In 1873 Laboulaye was elected by his colleagues Administrator of the Collège de France, in which capacity he remained until his death in 1883.
Scope and Contents
Inserted into the first volume is a pamphlet by Laboulaye De la Constitution Américaine et de L'Utilité de Son Étude (1850) and printed copies of four of the lectures. There are also covers from two additional pamphlets by Laboulaye Considérations sur la Constitution (1848) and Locke, Législateur de la Caroline (1850). A few newspaper clippings are inserted the lectures. In volume one the lectures cover the period from the settlement of New England to the Revolutionary War. The lectures in the second volume begin with the First Continental Congress and end with the adoption of the constitution. This volume also contains additional lectures on early colonial history as well as lectures on the geography and climate of the United States. Laboulaye's approach to his subject included the politics, economics, philosophical thought and personalities of the period.
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