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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: 
Herbert A. Johnson
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
Jack N. Rakove
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
Gabriel J. Chin, ed.
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
Kenneth C. Kaufman
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
Richard H. Weisberg
Reviewer: 
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

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