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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

Author: 
Tim Koopmans
Reviewer: 
Williamjames H. Hoffer

Hoffer on Koopmans, 'Courts and Political Institutions: A Comparative View'

Tim Koopmans. Courts and Political Institutions: A Comparative View. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xxi + 299 pp. $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-82662-4; $39.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-53399-7.

Reviewed by Williamjames H. Hoffer (Department of History, Seton Hall University) Published on H-Law (September, 2004)

Comparing Courts: Law and Politics in Contrast

Author: 
Lisa Lindquist Dorr
Reviewer: 
Gail O'Brien

O'Brien on Dorr, 'White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960'

Lisa Lindquist Dorr. White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. 327 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5514-0; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2841-0.

Reviewed by Gail O'Brien (Department of History, North Carolina State University) Published on H-Law (August, 2004)

The Conundrum of Black-on-White Assault

Author: 
Peter Wallenstein
Reviewer: 
Martin Hardeman

Hardeman on Wallenstein, 'Blue Laws and Black Codes: Conflict, Courts, and Change in Twentieth-Century Virginia'

Peter Wallenstein. Blue Laws and Black Codes: Conflict, Courts, and Change in Twentieth-Century Virginia. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2004. 280 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-2260-7; $21.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-2261-4.

Reviewed by Martin Hardeman (Eastern Illinois University) Published on H-Law (August, 2004)

Virginia as Analogue

Author: 
Benjamin Heber Johnson
Reviewer: 
William D. Carrigan

Carrigan on Johnson, 'Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans'

Benjamin Heber Johnson. Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. 272 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-09425-1.

Reviewed by William D. Carrigan (Department of History, Rowan University) Published on H-Law (August, 2004)

Extralegal Violence and the Making of "Mexican Americans"

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