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Appeared in: Volume 11, Number 6
Published on: May 17, 2016
Instrumental History
Tighten Up the Hide

Laurent Dubois’s history of the banjo is a worthy contribution, even if it strikes a few discordant notes.

Robert George grew up in the hills of West Virginia, where banjos are issued to little boys at birth. He is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.
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