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

Recent Content

Pauline Maier
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Maier, 'American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence'

Pauline Maier. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. xxi + 304 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-679-45492-2.

Reviewed by R. B. Bernstein (New York Law School and Brooklyn College, CUNY)
Published on H-Law (September, 1997)

The Container for the Thing Contained

I. The Metaphor and Its Relevance

Philip J. Schwarz
Annette Gordon-Reed

Gordon-Reed on Schwarz, 'Slave Laws in Virginia'

Philip J. Schwarz. Slave Laws in Virginia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996. xvi + 253 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-1831-8.

Reviewed by Annette Gordon-Reed (Professor of Law, New York Law School)
Published on H-Law (August, 1997)

Virginia's Slaves and Masters in the Context of Law

Gerald L. Neuman
Louis C. Anthes

Anthes on Neuman, 'Strangers to the Constitution: Immigrants, Borders and Fundamental Law'

Gerald L. Neuman. Strangers to the Constitution: Immigrants, Borders and Fundamental Law. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996. xii + 283 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-04360-9.

Reviewed by Louis C. Anthes (New York University)
Published on H-Law (July, 1997)

Law and Nationhood in the New World Order

Adam D. Moore, ed.
Tamsen Valoir

Valoir on Moore, 'Intellectual Property: Moral, Legal, and International Dilemmas'

Adam D. Moore, ed. Intellectual Property: Moral, Legal, and International Dilemmas. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997. xi + 387 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8476-8427-4; $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-8426-7.

Reviewed by Tamsen Valoir (Baker & Botts, L.L.P)
Published on H-Law (July, 1997)

Laura Kalman
Gaspare J. Saladino

Saladino on Kalman, 'The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism'

Laura Kalman. The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. vii + 375 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-06369-1.

Reviewed by Gaspare J. Saladino (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Published on H-Law (July, 1997)

Legal Liberalism in Crisis