Show Notes: Native American Costumes and the Unwritten Constitution

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Professor Farah Peterson
S2 E8: Native American Costumes and the Unwritten Constitution

Why did colonists wear Native American costumes at the Boston Tea Party? Professor Farah Peterson investigates the history of mob protests for economic rights on the path to America’s unwritten constitution.

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Show Notes: Native American Costumes and the Unwritten Constitution

Farah Peterson

Farah Peterson is a legal historian who focuses on statutory interpretation. Peterson holds a Ph.D. in American history from Princeton University. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, and received her bachelor’s in history from Yale as well.
 
After law school, Peterson clerked for Associate Justice Stephen Breyer at the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Guido Calabresi at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is currently at work on a book about the history of judicial interpretation, based on her doctoral dissertation.
 

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