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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: 
Richard Polenberg
Reviewer: 
I. Scott Messinger

Messinger on Kaufman, 'Cardozo' and Polenberg, 'The World of Benjamin Cardozo: Personal Values and the Judicial Process'

Andrew L. Kaufman. Cardozo. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1998. xii + 731 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-09645-5.Richard Polenberg. The World of Benjamin Cardozo: Personal Values and the Judicial Process. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997. xiv + 288 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-96051-0.

Author: 
Harold M. Hyman
Reviewer: 
Steve Sheppard

Sheppard on Hyman, 'Craftsmanship and Character: A History of the Vinson & Elkins Law Firm of Houston, 1917-1997'

Harold M. Hyman. Craftsmanship and Character: A History of the Vinson & Elkins Law Firm of Houston, 1917-1997. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. . $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-1973-5.

Reviewed by Steve Sheppard (Columbia University) Published on H-Law (August, 1999)

Lives of the Not-Quite Saints

Author: 
Joseph M. Lynch
Reviewer: 
Jack N. Rakove

Rakove on Lynch, 'Negotiating the Constitution: The Earliest Debates over Original Intent'

Joseph M. Lynch. Negotiating the Constitution: The Earliest Debates over Original Intent. Ithaca, N.Y. and London: Cornell University Press, 1999. x + 315 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3558-4.

Reviewed by Jack N. Rakove (Departments of History and Political Science, Stanford University) Published on H-Law (July, 1999)

Author: 
Robert Somerville, Bruce C. Brasington, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jasonne Grabher O'Brien

O'Brien on Somerville and Brasington, 'Prefaces to Canon Law Books in Latin Christianity: Selected Translations, 500-1245'

Robert Somerville, Bruce C. Brasington, eds. Prefaces to Canon Law Books in Latin Christianity: Selected Translations, 500-1245. New Haven, Conn. and London: Yale University Press, 1998. viii + 247 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-07146-7.

Reviewed by Jasonne Grabher O'Brien (Department of History, University of Kansas) Published on H-Law (July, 1999)

Author: 
Gail Williams O'Brien
Reviewer: 
Christopher R. Waldrep

Waldrep on O'Brien, 'The Color of the Law: Race, Violence, and Justice in the Post-World War II South'

Gail Williams O'Brien. The Color of the Law: Race, Violence, and Justice in the Post-World War II South. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. xiii + 334 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4802-9; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2475-7.

Reviewed by Christopher R. Waldrep (Department of History, Eastern Illinois University) Published on H-Law (June, 1999)

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