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  • Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600–1700 McKinley cover image PNGMichelle McKinley. September 2016. Cambridge University Press. Available to purchase via Cambridge University Press and Amazon. Fractional Freedoms explores how thousands of slaves in colonial Peru were able to secure their freedom, keep their families intact, negotiate lower self-purchase prices, and arrange transfers of ownership by filing legal claims. Through extensive archival research, Michelle A. McKinley excavates ... Read more
  • States of Dependency: Welfare, Rights, and American Governance, 1935-1972 Tani states-of-dependency-e1447284605676-200x300Karen M. Tani April 2016. Order online through Amazon or Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9781107613218). Who bears responsibility for the poor, and who may exercise the power that comes with that responsibility? Amid the Great Depression, American reformers answered this question in new ways, with profound effects on long-standing practices of governance and entrenched understandings of citizenship. States of Dependency traces ... Read more
  • Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863–1945 Batlan_no-borders-e1430719553189Felice Batlan. April 2015. Order online through Cambridge University Press or Amazon. Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863-1945 re-examines our fundamental assumptions about the American legal profession, and the boundaries between “professional” lawyers, “lay lawyers,” and social workers. Putting legal history and women’s history in dialogue, it demonstrates that nineteenth-century women’s ... Read more
  • The Old English Penitentials and Anglo-Saxon Law Jurasinki anglo-saxon-law-e1430718791572Stefan Jurasinski. April 2015. Order online via Cambridge University Press or Amazon. In this book, Stefan Jurasinski offers a rich new insight into the nature of law and society in Anglo-Saxon England through a close study of penitential texts, written in the vernacular for priestly use. As these texts bear witness, Anglo-Saxon England’s code of norms was more ... Read more
  • Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture 1772-1947 mitra sharafi coverMitra Sharafi. March 2014. Order online through The Cambridge University Press or Amazon. ISBN: 9781107047976. This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, or Zoroastrians, an ethnoreligious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. Rather than trying to maintain collective autonomy and integrity by avoiding interaction with the state, the Parsis sank deep ... Read more
  • The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New Right Screen-Shot-2013-11-07-at-4.25.27-PM-e1430719522734[1]Sophia Z. Lee. October 2014. Order online through the Cambridge University Press or Amazon. ISBN: 9781107613218. Read reviews for The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New Right:  Review by Professor Garden in JOTWELL. Review by Professor Estlund in Texas Law Review. Review by Kevin Boyle in Business History Review. Today, most Americans lack constitutional rights on the job. But as The Workplace Constitution shows, this ... Read more
  • The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini’s Race Laws, 1938-1943 livingston coverMichael A. Livingston. December 2013. Order online through Cambridge University Press or Amazon. ISBN: 9781107027565. From 1938 until 1943 – before the German occupation and accompanying Holocaust – Fascist Italy drafted and enforced a comprehensive set of anti-Semitic laws. Notwithstanding later rationalizations, the laws were enforced and administered with a high degree of severity and resulted in serious, and ... Read more
  • Before Eminent Domain: Toward a History of Expropriation of Land for the Common Good Reynolds book coverSusan Reynolds. Published 2010. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3353-7. In this concise history of expropriation of land for the common good in Europe and North America from medieval times to 1800, Susan Reynolds contextualizes the history of an important legal doctrine regarding the relationship between government and the institution of private ... Read more
  • Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 19780807833636-e1430720348945[1]James M. Donovan. Published 2010. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3363-6. James Donovan takes a comprehensive approach to the history of the jury in modern France by investigating the legal, political, sociocultural, and intellectual aspects of jury trial from the Revolution through the twentieth century. He demonstrates that these juries, through their ... Read more
  • Domestic Secrets: Women and Property in Sweden, 1600-1857 AgrenMaria Ågren. Published 2009. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3320-9. Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, women’s role in the Swedish economy was renegotiated and reconceptualized. Maria Agren chronicles changes in married women’s property rights, revealing the story of Swedish women’s property as not just a simple narrative of the erosion of ... Read more
  • Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930 FiskCatherine L. Fisk. Published 2009. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3302-5. Skilled workers of the early nineteenth century enjoyed a degree of professional independence because workplace knowledge and technical skill were their “property,” or at least their attribute. In most sectors of today’s economy, however, it is a foundational and ... Read more
  • Catalonia’s Advocates: Lawyers, Society, and Politics in Barcelona, 1759-1900 JacobsonStephen Jacobson. Published 2009. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3297-4. Offering a window into the history of the modern legal profession in Western Europe, Stephen Jacobson presents a history of lawyers in the most industrialized city on the Mediterranean. Far from being mere curators of static law, Barcelona’s lawyers were ... Read more
  • The Inception of Modern Professional Education: C. C. Langdell, 1826-1906 KimballBruce A. Kimball. Published 2009. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3257-8. Christopher C. Langdell (1826-1906) is one of the most influential figures in the history of American professional education. As dean of Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1895, he conceived, designed, and built the educational model that leading professional ... Read more
  • Beyond the Prison Gates: Punishment and Welfare in Germany, 1850-1933 RosenblumWarren Rosenblum. Published 2009. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3204-2. Germany today has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the industrialized world, and social welfare principles play an essential role at all levels of the German criminal justice system. Warren Rosenblum examines the roots of this social approach to ... Read more
  • Constituting Empire: New York and the Transformation of Constitutionalism in the Atlantic World, 1664-1830 HulseboschDaniel J. Hulsebosch. Published September 2008. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5920-9. According to the traditional understanding of American constitutional law, the Revolution produced a new conception of the constitution as a set of restrictions on the power of the state rather than a mere description of governmental roles. Daniel ... Read more
  • Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture DeLombardJeannine Marie DeLombard. Published May 2007. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5812-7. America’s legal consciousness was high during the era that saw the imprisonment of abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison, the execution of slave revolutionary Nat Turner, and the hangings of John Brown and his Harpers Ferry co-conspirators. Jeannine Marie DeLombard examines ... Read more
  • Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine Likhovski coverAssaf Likhovski. Published June 2006. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3017-8. One of the major questions facing the world today is the role of law in shaping identity and in balancing tradition with modernity. In an arid corner of the Mediterranean region in the first decades of the twentieth century, ... Read more
  • The Anti-Rent Era in New York Law and Politics, 1839-1865 mccurdyCharles W. McCurdy. Published June 2006. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press or Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5765-6. A compelling blend of legal and political history, this book chronicles the largest tenant rebellion in U.S. history. From its beginning in the rural villages of eastern New York in 1839 until its collapse in 1865, the Anti-Rent ... Read more
  • Crimes against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880-1960 stephen-robertson-200x300Stephen Robertson. Published April 2005. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5596-6. In the first half of the twentieth century, Americans’ intense concern with sex crimes against children led to a wave of public discussion, legislative action, and criminal prosecution. Stephen Robertson provides the first large-scale, long-term study of how American criminal courts ... Read more
  • Yale Law School and the Sixties: Revolt and Reverberations Kalman book coverLaura Kalman. Published October 2005. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-2966-0. The development of the modern Yale Law School is deeply intertwined with the story of a group of students in the 1960s who worked to unlock democratic visions of law and social change that they associated with Yale’s past and with ... Read more
  • English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield oldham_englishJames Oldham. Published July 2004. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5532-4. In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, 1756-1788, was the dominant judicial force behind these developments. In this abridgment ... Read more
  • Masters, Servants, and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562-1955 hay and craven-200x300Douglas Hay, Paul Craven. Published November 2004. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-2877-9. Master and servant acts, the cornerstone of English employment law for more than four hundred years, gave largely unsupervised, inferior magistrates wide discretion over employment relations, including the power to whip, fine, and imprison men, women, and children for ... Read more
  • The Bar and the Old Bailey, 1750-1850 may_barAllyson N. May. Published November 2003. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-2806-9. Allyson May chronicles the history of the English criminal trial and the development of a criminal bar in London between 1750 and 1850. She charts the transformation of the legal process and the evolution of professional standards of conduct for ... Read more
  • The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America gordon_mormon_afloatSarah Barringer Gordon. Published January 2002. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4987-3. From the Mormon Church’s public announcement of its sanction of polygamy in 1852 until its formal decision to abandon the practice in 1890, people on both sides of the “Mormon question” debated central questions of constitutional law. Did principles of ... Read more
  • The Invention of Free Labor: The Employment Relation in English and American Law and Culture, 1350-1870 steinfeld_inventionRobert J. Steinfeld. Published June 2002. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5452-5. Examining the emergence of the modern conception of free labor–labor that could not be legally compelled, even though voluntarily agreed upon–Steinfeld explains how English law dominated the early American colonies, making violation of al labor agreements punishable by imprisonment. By ... Read more
  • Selling the Church: The English Parish in Law, Commerce, and Religion, 1350-1550 palmer_sellingRobert C. Palmer. Published November 2002. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-2743-7. In the years of expanding state authority following the Black Death, English common law permitted the leasing of parishes by their rectors and vicars, who then pursued interests elsewhere and left the parish in the control of lay lessees. But ... Read more
  • The Invention of Party Politics: Federalism, Popular Sovereignty, and Constitutional Development in Jacksonian Illinois leonard_inventionGerald Leonard. Published December 2002. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-2744-4. This ambitious work uncovers the constitutional foundations of that most essential institution of modern democracy, the political party. Taking on Richard Hofstadter’s classic The Idea of a Party System, it rejects the standard view that Martin Van Buren and other Jacksonian ... Read more
  • English Law in the Age of the Black Death, 1348-1381: A Transformation of Governance and Law palmer-200x300Robert C. Palmer. Published February 2001. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4954-5. Robert Palmer’s pathbreaking study shows how the Black Death triggered massive changes in both governance and law in fourteenth-century England, establishing the mechanisms by which the law adapted to social needs for centuries thereafter. The Black Death killed one-third of the ... Read more
  • The Legalist Reformation nelson_legalist_afloatWilliam E. Nelson. Published March 2001. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-2591-4. Based on a detailed examination of New York case law, this pathbreaking book shows how law, politics, and ideology in the state changed in tandem between 1920 and 1980. Early twentieth-century New York was the scene of intense struggle between ... Read more
  • Neighbors and Strangers: Law and Community in Early Connecticut mann-200x300Bruce H. Mann. Published August 2001. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5365-8. Combining legal and social history, Bruce Mann explores the relationship between law and society from the mid-seventeenth century to the eve of the Revolution. Analyzing a sample of more than five thousand civil cases from the records of local courts in ... Read more
  • The Great Catastrophe of My Life: Divorce in the Old Dominion Buckley cover imageThomas E. Buckley, S.J. Published 2001. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5380-1. From the end of the Revolution until 1851, the Virginia legislature granted most divorces in the state. It granted divorces rarely, however, turning down two-thirds of those who petitioned for them. Men and women who sought release from unhappy marriages ... Read more
  • Inventing the Criminal: A History of German Criminology, 1880-1945 WetzellRichard F. Wetzell. Published August 2000. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-2535-8. Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of biological research into the causes of crime, but the origins of this kind of research date back to the late nineteenth century. Here, Richard Wetzell presents the first history of German criminology from ... Read more
  • Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860 morris_southernThomas D. Morris. Published February 1999. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4817-3. This volume is the first comprehensive history of the evolving relationship between American slavery and the law from colonial times to the Civil War. As Thomas Morris clearly shows, racial slavery came to the English colonies as an institution without strict ... Read more
  • Impeachment: The Constitutional Problems berger-200x300Raoul Berger. Published 1999. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9780674444782. The little understood yet volcanic power of impeachment lodged in the Congress is dissected through history by the nation’s leading legal scholar on the subject. Berger offers authoritative insight into “high crimes and misdemeanors.” He sheds new light on whether impeachment is limited to ... Read more
  • The Republic According to John Marshall Harlan przybyszewski_republicLinda Przybyszewski. Published September 1999. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4789-3. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911) is best known for condemning racial segregation in his dissent from Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, when he declared, “Our Constitution is color-blind.” But in other judicial decisions–as well as in some areas of his life–Harlan’s actions ... Read more
  • Reconstructing the Household: Families, Sex, and the Law in the Nineteenth-Century South BardaglioPeter W. Bardaglio. Published March 1998. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4712-1. In Reconstructing the Household, Peter Bardaglio examines the connections between race, gender, sexuality, and the law in the nineteenth-century South. He focuses on miscegenation, rape, incest, child custody, and adoption laws to show how southerners struggled with the conflicts and stresses that ... Read more
  • The Farmer’s Benevolent Trust: Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America, 1865-1945 WoesteVictoria Saker Woeste. Published September 1998. The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4731-2. Americans have always regarded farming as a special calling, one imbued with the Jeffersonian values of individualism and self- sufficiency. As Victoria Saker Woeste demonstrates, farming’s cultural image continued to shape Americans’ expectations of rural society long after industrialization radically transformed the business of agriculture. Even as farmers ... Read more
  • Law, Land, and Family: Aristocratic Inheritance in England, 1300 to 1800 spring_law_afloatEileen Spring. Published February 1997. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4642-1. Eileen Spring presents a fresh interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family, she finds that one of the ... Read more
  • Heart versus Head: Judge-Made Law in Nineteenth-Century America KarstenPeter Karsten. Published September 1997. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-2340-8. Challenging traditional accounts of the development of American private law, Peter Karsten offers an important new perspective on the making of the rules of common law and equity in nineteenth-century courts. The central story of that era, he finds, was a ... Read more
  • The People’s Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America novak_peoples_afloat1William J. Novak. Published December 1996. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4611-7. Much of today’s political rhetoric decries the welfare state and our maze of government regulations. Critics hark back to a time before the state intervened so directly in citizens’ lives. In The People’s Welfare, William Novak refutes this vision of a ... Read more
  • Shaping the Eighteenth Amendment: Temperance Reform, Legal Culture, and the Polity, 1880-1920 hamm_shaping_EERichard F. Hamm. Published February 1995. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4493-9. Richard Hamm examines prohibitionists’ struggle for reform from the late nineteenth century to their great victory in securing passage of the Eighteenth Amendment. Because the prohibition movement was a quintessential reform effort, Hamm uses it as a case study to ... Read more
  • American Legal Realism and Empirical Social Science schlegel_american_EEJohn Henry Schlegel. Published 1995. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5753-3. John Henry Schlegel recovers a largely ignored aspect of American Legal Realism, a movement in legal thought in the 1920s and 1930s that sought to bring the modern notion of empirical science into the study and teaching of law. In this ... Read more
  • Laws Harsh As Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law SalyerLucy E. Salyer. Published November 1995. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4530-1. Focusing primarily on the exclusion of the Chinese, Lucy Salyer analyzes the popular and legal debates surrounding immigration law and its enforcement during the height of nativist sentiment in the early twentieth century. She argues that the struggles between Chinese immigrants, ... Read more
  • Protecting the Best Men: An Interpretive History of the Law of Libel Rosenberg enduringeditonsNorman L. Rosenberg. Published September 1990. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4290-4. From the trial of John Peter Zenger in the eighteenth century to the recent libel cases of William Westmoreland and Ariel Sharon, political defamation cases have attracted considerable attention. As Norman Rosenberg shows, cases like these raise fundamental questions about how ... Read more
  • Women and the Law of Property in Early America salmon_women_afloatMarylynn Salmon. Published February 1989. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 78-0-8078-4244-7. In this first comprehensive study of women’s property rights in early America, Marylynn Salmon discusses the effect of formal rules of law on women’s lives. By focusing on such areas such as conveyancing, contracts, divorce, separate estates, and widows’ provisions, Salmon presents ... Read more
  • The Transformation of Criminal Justice: Philadelphia, 1800-1880 steinberg transformationAllen Steinberg. Published November 1989. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 9-780-8078-1844-2. Allen Steinberg brings to life the court-centered criminal justice system of nineteenth-century Philadelphia, chronicles its eclipse, and contrasts it to the system — dominated by the police and public prosecutor — that replaced it. He offers a major reinterpretation of criminal ... Read more
  • Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America grossberg_governing_afloatMichael Grossberg. Published August 1988. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4225-6. Presenting a new framework for understanding the complex but vital relationship between legal history and the family, Michael Grossberg analyzes the formation of legal policies on such issues as common law marriage, adoption, and rights for illegitimate children. He shows how ... Read more
  • Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints: The Laudatio Parentum in Western France, 1050-1150 White Custom-Kinship-and-Gifts-to-Saints-The-Laudatio-Parentum-in-Western-France-1050-1150-200x300Stephen D. White. Published 1988 (Out of Print). Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-6640-5. White combines an intensive study of medieval law with insights from anthropology, religion, and social history to create a picture of French society in the Middle Ages which is impressive in its breadth and illuminating in its detail. ... Read more
  • Transfers of Property in Eleventh-Century Norman Law tabuteau_transfers_EEEmily Zack Tabuteau. Published 1988. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-6628-3. Perhaps the greatest problem of medieval property law was that third parties and even grantors themselves often challenged transactions, making the lives of grantees miserable with lawsuits or forcible seizures. By the eleventh century, many devices for attempting to forestall or ... Read more
  • Law School: Legal Education in America from the 1850s to the 1980s RobertStevens LawSchoolRobert Stevens. Published February 1987. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4175-4. In this first general history of legal education, Stevens traces the development of law schools, the legal profession, and legal thought, relating their evolution to intellectual, political, and social trends. He describes how the establishment gained power over education after 1920 and ... Read more
  • Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story: Statesman of the Old Republic Newmyer Supreme CourtR. Kent Newmyer. Published August 1986. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4164-8. The primary founder and guiding spirit of the Harvard Law School and the most prolific publicist of the nineteenth century, Story served as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1811 to 1845. His attitudes and goals as lawyer, ... Read more
  • Public Property and Private Power: The Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730-1870 Hartog Public PropertyHendrik Hartog. Published October 1983, The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 9-780-8078-1562-5. Related Titles: Crimes against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880-1960 (Apr 30, 2005) Stephen Robertson. Published April 2005. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5596-6. In the first half of the twentieth century, Americans’ intense concern with ... Read more
  • Dispute and Conflict Resolution in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1725-1825 nelson_dispute_EEWilliam E. Nelson. Published 1982. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-9736-2. Nelson identifies three principal institutions involved in conflict resolution: the twon meeting, the church congregation, and the courts of law. He subsequently determines the type of cases over which each institution had jurisdiction and studies the procedures by which each functioned. ... Read more
  • Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts: Essex County, 1629-1692 konig_law_EEDavid Thomas Konig. Published January 1981. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4081-8. Distinguished by the critical value it assigns to law in Puritan society, this study describes precisely how the Massachusetts legal system differed from England’s and how equity and an adapted common law became so useful to ordinary individuals. The author discovers ... Read more
  • In Defiance of the Law: The Standing-Army Controversy, the Two Constitutions, and the Coming of the American Revolution Reid coverJohn Phillip Reid. Published April 1981, The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 9-780-8078-1449-9. Related Titles: Before Eminent Domain: Toward a History of Expropriation of Land for the Common Good (Sep 20, 2010) Susan Reynolds. Published 2010. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3353-7. In this concise history of expropriation of land for the common ... Read more
  • On the Laws and Customs of England : Essays in Honor of Samuel E. Thorne morris et al on the lawsMorris S. Arnold, Thomas A. Green, Sally A. Scully and Stephen D. White. Published 1981 (out of print). Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-7814-9. Investigating a wide range of problems in the development of English law, this collection of original essays honors the contributions of Samuel D. Thorne to the study of ... Read more
  • An Imperfect Union : Slavery, Federalism, and Comity Finkelman coverPaul Finkelman. Published 1981 (Out of Print), The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 080-781-4385. Reprint of the first and only edition. Finkelman describes the judicial turmoil that ensued when slaves were taken into free states, and the resultant issues of the conflict of laws, comity and cooperation between the states, their Constitutional obligations, and the threat ... Read more
  • The Roots of Justice: Crime and Punishment in Alameda County, California, 1870-1910 Friedman The RootsLawrence M. Friedman, Robert V. Percival. Published 1981. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-9748-5. Focusing on a single county at a time when the population grew from 24,000 to 246,000, the authors combine statistical analysis of documentary sources, contemporary newspaper accounts, and exploration in criminal case files to give a detailed reconstruction ... Read more
  • Faithful Magistrates and Republican Lawyers roeber_faithful_EEA. G. Roeber. Published 1981. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-9766-9. Until the mid-1700s, law was not thought of as a science or profession. Most Virginians adhered to the English country tradition that considered law to be a local and personal affair. The growth of cities and business, however, guaranteed that disputes ... Read more
  • Prison and Plantation: Crime, Justice, and Authority in Massachusetts and South Carolina, 1767-1878 hindus-200x300Michael Stephen Hindus. Published July 1980. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 9-780-8078-1417-8. This broad, comparative study examines the social, economic, and legal contexts of crime and authority in two vastly different states over a one hundred year period. Massachusetts–an urban, industrial, and heterogeneous northern state–chose the penitentiary in its attempt to minimize ... Read more
  • The Rule of Law: Albert Venn Dicey, Victorian Jurist cosgrove coverRichard A. Cosgrove. Published 1980 (Out of Print). Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 0-8078-1410-5. So commonplace has the term rule of law become that few recognize its source as Dicey’s Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution. Cosgrove examines the life and career of Dicey, the most influential constitutional ... Read more
  • Underdevelopment and the Development of Law: Corporations and Corporation Law in Nineteenth-Century Colombia Robert C. Means. Published October 1980, The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 9-780-8078-1423-9. Related Titles: Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America (Aug 16, 1988) Michael Grossberg. Published August 1988. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4225-6. Presenting a new framework for understanding the complex but vital relationship between legal history ... Read more
  • Sir Edward Coke and ‘The Grievances of the Commonwealth,’ 1621-1628 white_sir edward coke_EEStephen D. White. Published 1979. Order online through The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-0-8078-9807-9. A UNC Press Enduring Edition — UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are ... Read more
  • Law and Politics: The House of Lords as a Judicial Body, 1800-1976 Robert Stevens. Published 1978, The Harvard University Press. Related Titles: The Development of Massachusetts Law, 1760-1830 (Apr 24, 1975) William E. Nelson. Impeachment: The Constitutional Problems (Apr 22, 1999) Raoul Berger. Published 1999. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9780674444782. The little understood yet volcanic power of impeachment lodged in the Congress is dissected through history by the nation’s ... Read more
  • The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 Horwitz coverMorton Horwitz. Published 1977. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9-780-6749-0371-5. In a remarkable book based on prodigious research, Morton J. Horwitz offers a sweeping overview of the emergence of a national (and modern) legal system from English and colonial antecedents. He treats the evolution of the common law as intellectual history and also demonstrates ... Read more
  • American Lawyers in a Changing Society: 1776-1876 Maxwell H. Bloomfield. Published 1976, The Harvard University Press. Related Titles: The Development of Massachusetts Law, 1760-1830 (Apr 24, 1975) William E. Nelson. Law and Politics: The House of Lords as a Judicial Body, 1800-1976 (Apr 24, 1978) Robert Stevens. Published 1978, The Harvard University Press. Impeachment: The Constitutional Problems (Apr 22, 1999) Raoul Berger. Published 1999. Order online through The Harvard University ... Read more
  • Law and Politics in Jefferson’s Louisiana George F. Dargo. Published 1975, The Harvard University Press. Related Titles: American Legal Profession in the Nineteenth Century (Apr 24, 1976) Maxwell H. Bloomfield. Published 1976, The Harvard University Press. The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 (Apr 24, 1977) Morton Horwitz. Published 1977. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9-780-6749-0371-5. In a remarkable book based on prodigious research, Morton ... Read more
  • The Development of Massachusetts Law, 1760-1830 William E. Nelson. Related Titles: Law and Politics in Jefferson’s Louisiana (Apr 24, 1975) George F. Dargo. Published 1975, The Harvard University Press. Prosecuting Crime in the Renaissance: England, Germany, France (Apr 22, 1974) John H. Langbein. Published 1974. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9780674184251. The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 (Apr 24, 1977) Morton Horwitz. Published 1977. Order online ... Read more
  • Prosecuting Crime in the Renaissance: England, Germany, France langbein-200x300John H. Langbein. Published 1974. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9780674184251. Related Titles: The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 (Apr 24, 1977) Morton Horwitz. Published 1977. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9-780-6749-0371-5. In a remarkable book based on prodigious research, Morton J. Horwitz offers a sweeping overview of the emergence of a national (and ... Read more
  • Executive Privilege: A Constitutional Myth berger executive privilegeRaoul Berger. Published 1974. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9-780-6742-7425-9. Related Titles: Impeachment: The Constitutional Problems (Apr 22, 1999) Raoul Berger. Published 1999. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9780674444782. The little understood yet volcanic power of impeachment lodged in the Congress is dissected through history by the nation’s leading legal scholar on the subject. ... Read more
  • The Autobiographical Notes of Charles Evans Hughes Danelski and Tulchin coverDavid J. Danelski, Joseph S. Tulchin. Published 1973. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0-6740-5325-0. Charles Evans Hughes (1862–1948) was lawyer, governor of New York, Supreme Court Justice, presidential candidate in 1916, Secretary of State in the Harding and Coolidge administrations, a member of the World Court, and Chief Justice of the United States from ... Read more
  • Frederic William Maitland: A Life fitfoot-200x300C.H.S. Fifoot. Published 1971. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0-6743-1825-0. Renowned as a great scholar, teacher, and legal historian, Frederic William Maitland (1850–1906) advanced the cause of legal history, opposing the idea that legal history was law and not history, yet believing in the advantage of legal training. He was Downing Professor of Law at ... Read more