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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: 
David E. Kyvig, ed.
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Kyvig, 'Unintended Consequences of Constitutional Amendment'


David E. Kyvig, ed. Unintended Consequences of Constitutional Amendment. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2000. 260 pages. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-2191-2.

Reviewed by R. B. Bernstein (New York Law School)
Published on H-Law (September, 2000)

The Law of Unintended Consequences and the Unintended Consequences of the Law[1]

Author: 
Timothy S. Huebner
Reviewer: 
Brian Dirck

Dirck on Huebner, 'The Southern Judicial Tradition: State Judges and Sectional Distinctiveness,1790-1890'


Timothy S. Huebner. The Southern Judicial Tradition: State Judges and Sectional Distinctiveness,1790-1890. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1999. xiii + 263 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-2101-1.

Reviewed by Brian Dirck (Assistant Professor of History, Anderson University)
Published on H-Law (September, 2000)

Southern Tradition or American Tradition?

Author: 
Leonard W. Levy
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Levy, 'Ranters Run Amok: And Other Adventures in the History of the Law'


Leonard W. Levy. Ranters Run Amok: And Other Adventures in the History of the Law. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2000. xi + 239 pp. $26.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56663-277-5.

Reviewed by R. B. Bernstein (New York Law School)
Published on H-Law (September, 2000)

Scholarship, Anecdotage, Enthusiasm, and Anguish

Scholarship, Anecdotage, Enthusiasm, and Anguish

Author: 
Robin Fleming
Reviewer: 
Emily Zack Tabuteau

Tabuteau on Fleming, 'Domesday Book and the Law: Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England'


Robin Fleming. Domesday Book and the Law: Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xix + 548 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-63038-2.

Reviewed by Emily Zack Tabuteau (Department of History, Michigan State University)
Published on H-Law (August, 2000)

The Inquest Came Before the Book

Author: 
Nicholas Lemann
Reviewer: 
William P. LaPiana

LaPiana on Lemann, 'The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy'


Nicholas Lemann. The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. 406 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-29984-2.

Reviewed by William P. LaPiana (New York Law School)
Published on H-Law (August, 2000)

Testing, Class, and Material Success, or How We Got to BeProfessors

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