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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: 
Dale M. Hellegers
Reviewer: 
Donald L. Robinson

Robinson on Hellegers, 'We the Japanese People: World War II and the Origins of the Japanese Constitution'


Dale M. Hellegers. We the Japanese People: World War II and the Origins of the Japanese Constitution. 2 vols. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2001. xvii + 826 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-3454-7.

Reviewed by Donald L. Robinson (Department of Government, Smith College)
Published on H-Law (August, 2002)

Author: 
Albert W. Alschuler
Reviewer: 
Stephen B. Presser

Presser on Alschuler, 'Law without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes'


Albert W. Alschuler. Law without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2001. x + 325 pp. $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-01521-7; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-01520-0.

Reviewed by Stephen B. Presser (Northwestern University School of Law)
Published on H-Law (August, 2002)

Author: 
Mark F. Fernandez
Reviewer: 
George Dargo

Dargo on Fernandez, 'From Chaos to Continuity: The Evolution of Louisiana's Judicial System, 1712-1862'


Mark F. Fernandez. From Chaos to Continuity: The Evolution of Louisiana's Judicial System, 1712-1862. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001. xviii + 135 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2705-6.

Reviewed by George Dargo (New England School of Law)
Published on H-Law (August, 2002)

Mainstreaming Louisiana Legal History

Author: 
Earl Lewis, Heidi Ardizzone
Reviewer: 
Taja-Nia Henderson

Henderson on Lewis and Ardizzone, 'Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White'


Earl Lewis, Heidi Ardizzone. Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2001. xiii + 301 pp. $26.95 (cloth) ISBN 0-393-05013-0; $15.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-393-32309-2.

Reviewed by Taja-Nia Henderson (Department of History, New York University)
Published on H-Law (August, 2002)

Author: 
Nancy F. Cott
Reviewer: 
Felice Batlan

Batlan on Cott, 'Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation'


Nancy F. Cott. Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000. 297 pp. $27.95 (cloth) ISBN 0-674-00320-9; $15.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-674-00875-5.

Reviewed by Felice Batlan (Department of History, New York University)
Published on H-Law (August, 2002)

Beneath the Private Mask: Marriage as a Public Institution

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