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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: 
Nicholson Baker
Reviewer: 
Mark Lambert

Lambert on Baker, 'Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper'


Nicholson Baker. Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper. New York: Random House, 2001. xii + 370 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-375-50444-0.

Reviewed by Mark Lambert (Special Collections and Government Documents Librarian, Fred Parks Law Library, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas)
Published on H-Law (June, 2001)

Double Fold: Double Trouble

Author: 
Forrest McDonald
Reviewer: 
Brian Dirck

Dirck on McDonald, 'State's Rights and the Union: Imperium in Imperio, 1776-1876'


Forrest McDonald. State's Rights and the Union: Imperium in Imperio, 1776-1876. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000. viii + 296 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1040-2.

Reviewed by Brian Dirck (Asst. Professor of American History, Anderson University)
Published on H-Law (May, 2001)

State's Rights, State's Wrongs

Author: 
Katy J. Harriger
Reviewer: 
Maeve A. Cowan

Cowan on Harriger, 'The Special Prosecutor in American Politics'


Katy J. Harriger. The Special Prosecutor in American Politics. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2000. 336 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1020-4.

Reviewed by Maeve A. Cowan (Department of History, University of California -- Santa Barbara)
Published on H-Law (May, 2001)

Politicized Justice

Politicized Justice

Author: 
Davis W. Houck
Reviewer: 
Louis Anthes

Anthes on Houck, 'Rhetoric As Currency: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the Great Depression'


Davis W. Houck. Rhetoric As Currency: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the Great Depression. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2001. 226 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58544-109-9.

Reviewed by Louis Anthes (Clemson University)
Published on H-Law (May, 2001)

When Dale Carnegie was President

When Dale Carnegie was President

Author: 
Muhammad Azam Chaudhury
Reviewer: 
Munis D. Faruqui

Faruqui on Chaudhury, 'Justice and Practice: Legal Ethnography of a Pakistani Punjabi Village'


Muhammad Azam Chaudhury. Justice and Practice: Legal Ethnography of a Pakistani Punjabi Village. Karachi and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. 258 pp. $23.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-579063-4.

Reviewed by Munis D. Faruqui (Duke University)
Published on H-Law (April, 2001)

Custom and Institution in Pakistani Village Law

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