Emma Teitelman is the Mellon Research Fellow in American History at the University of Cambridge. Her work focuses on the history of capitalism and state formation in the United States in the long nineteenth century.

July 22, 2020


Laws of the Land

Property rights and extraction in the mineral frontier

“The Mining Law of 1872,” reported California Democrat Alan Lowenthal in May 2019, "is one of the most obsolete laws still on the books.”