Welcome to the home page of H-LAW, a Humanities Social Sciences Online discussion network sponsored by the American Society for Legal History. H-LAW solicits discussion of issues relating to teaching and research in the history of all legal traditions: common-law, civil-law, and all other legal systems.

ASLH publishes Law & History Review through the Cambridge University Press. The journal is available online via the History Cooperative and JSTOR.

Recent Content

Author: 
Nicholas G. Malavis
Reviewer: 
George N. Green

Green on Malavis, 'Bless the Pure and Humble: Texas Lawyers and Oil Regulation, 1919-1936'


Nicholas G. Malavis. Bless the Pure and Humble: Texas Lawyers and Oil Regulation, 1919-1936. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1996. xviii + 322 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89096-714-0.

Reviewed by George N. Green (Department of History, University of Texas, Austin)
Published on H-Law (March, 1997)

Author: 
Paul Slack
Reviewer: 
Elisabeth Cawthon

Cawthon on Slack, 'The English Poor Law, 1531-1782'


Paul Slack. The English Poor Law, 1531-1782. New York and Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1995. vi + 73 pp. $20.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-55785-6.

Reviewed by Elisabeth Cawthon (University of Texas at Arlington)
Published on H-Law (February, 1997)

New Views of the Old Poor Law

Author: 
William E. Wiethoff
Reviewer: 
Lewie Reece

Reece on Wiethoff, 'A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850'


William E. Wiethoff. A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996. xi + 247 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-1797-7.

Reviewed by Lewie Reece (Anderson College)
Published on H-Law (January, 1997)

Author: 
Christopher Edley, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Kenneth D. Ville

Ville on Edley, 'Not All Black and White: Affirmative Action, Race, and American Values'


Christopher Edley, Jr. Not All Black and White: Affirmative Action, Race, and American Values. New York: Hill & Wang, 1996. xix + 294 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-2955-6.

Reviewed by Kenneth D. Ville (East Carolina University)
Published on H-Law (January, 1997)

Author: 
David Cohen
Reviewer: 
Donald G. Kyle

Kyle on Cohen, 'Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens'


David Cohen. Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens. Cambridge, England, and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xii + 214 pp. $33.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-38837-5; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-38167-3.

Reviewed by Donald G. Kyle (University of Texas at Arlington)
Published on H-Law (December, 1996)

Feuding and Forensics in Athenian Litigation

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