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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

Herbert A. Johnson
Sanford Levinson

Levinson on Johnson, 'The Chief Justiceship of John Marshall: 1801-1835'

Herbert A. Johnson. The Chief Justiceship of John Marshall: 1801-1835. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997. xii + 317 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-121-2.

Reviewed by Sanford Levinson (University of Texas Law School)
Published on H-Law (December, 1997)

Beyond the Chestnuts: The Marshall Court as Institution

Jack N. Rakove
Gaspare J. Saladino

Saladino on Rakove, 'Declaring Rights: A Brief History with Documents'

Jack N. Rakove. Declaring Rights: A Brief History with Documents. Boston and New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. xiv + 217 pp. (paper), ISBN 978-0-312-13734-2; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-17768-3.

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

Anglo-American Rights Over the Centuries

Gabriel J. Chin, ed.
Thomas C. Mackey

Mackey on Chin, 'New York City Police Corruption Investigation Commissions, 1894-1994'

Gabriel J. Chin, ed. New York City Police Corruption Investigation Commissions, 1894-1994. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein, 1997. 6 volumes. $325.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57588-211-6.

Reviewed by Thomas C. Mackey (University of Louisville)
Published on H-Law (November, 1997)

Meat-eaters and Grass-eaters

Kenneth C. Kaufman
Lester G. Lindley

Lindley on Kaufman, 'Dred Scott's Advocate: A Biography of Roswell M. Field'

Kenneth C. Kaufman. Dred Scott's Advocate: A Biography of Roswell M. Field. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1996. xiii + 264 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1092-0.

Reviewed by Lester G. Lindley (Nova Southeastern University)
Published on H-Law (October, 1997)

Lives in Parallel: Dred Scott and One of his Attorneys

Richard H. Weisberg
René Levy

Levy on Weisberg, 'Vichy Law and the Holocaust in France'

Richard H. Weisberg. Vichy Law and the Holocaust in France. New York: New York University Press, 1996. xxiii + 447 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-9302-2.

Reviewed by René Levy (CNRS (Centre de recherches sociologiques sur le droit et les institutions pénales, CESDIP, France))
Published on H-Law (October, 1997)

French Lawyers and the Vichy Regime