Welcome to the home page of H-LAW, a Humanities Social Sciences Online discussion network sponsored by the American Society for Legal History. H-LAW solicits discussion of issues relating to teaching and research in the history of all legal traditions: common-law, civil-law, and all other legal systems.

ASLH publishes Law & History Review through the Cambridge University Press. The journal is available online via the History Cooperative and JSTOR.

Recent Content

Author: 
Mariah Adin
Reviewer: 
Molly J. Scanlon

Scanlon on Adin, 'The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s'


Mariah Adin. The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2015. 167 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4408-3372-4.

Reviewed by Molly J. Scanlon (Nova Southeastern University)
Published on H-Law (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles L. Zelden

Rare Book School course, "Law Books: History & Connoisseurship"

Registration is underway for my Rare Book School course, "Law Books: History & Connoisseurship," taking place June 5-10, 2016 at the Yale Law School Library in New Haven, Connecticut.

As the course description states, "This course aims to teach collectors and librarians how to build focused, interesting, and useful collections of historical materials in Anglo-American, European, and Latin American law. It is aimed at individuals and librarians who collect historical legal materials, and the book dealers who supply them."

New Yale Law Library exhibit: "Free Tom Mooney!"

A hundred years ago, a bomb explosion was the pretext that San Francisco authorities needed to prosecute the militant left-wing labor organizer Tom Mooney on trumped-up murder charges. Mooney’s false conviction set off a 22-year campaign for his exoneration. The Yale Law Library, with a collection of over 150 items on the Mooney case, has mounted an exhibition marking the centennial of Mooney's arrest.

Author: 
Tameka B. Hobbs
Reviewer: 
Brandon T. Jett

Jett on Hobbs, 'Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida'


Tameka B. Hobbs. Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida. Gainseville: University Press of Florida, 2015. 288 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6104-7.

Reviewed by Brandon T. Jett (University of Florida)
Published on H-Law (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Michael J. Pfeifer

Lynchings in Florida in the 1940s

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