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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: 
Paul Finkelman, ed.
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Finkelman, 'A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger, Printer of the New York Weekly Journal'

Paul Finkelman, ed. A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger, Printer of the New York Weekly Journal. St. James, New York: Brandywine Press, 1997. vii + 175 pgs. $13.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-881089-95-7; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58477-051-0.

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

A Famous Victory

Author: 
Niall Ferguson, ed.
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Ferguson, 'Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals'

Niall Ferguson, ed. Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals. New York: Basic Books, 1999. x + 548 pgs. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-02322-6.

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

The Promise and the Perils of

Author: 
Stephen J. Schulhofer
Reviewer: 
Cynthia Harrison

Harrison on Schulhofer, 'Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation and the Failure of Law'

Stephen J. Schulhofer. Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation and the Failure of Law. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. xii + 318 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-57648-3.

Reviewed by Cynthia Harrison (Department of History, The George Washington University) Published on H-Law (January, 2000)

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Author: 
Akhil Reed Amar
Reviewer: 
Scott D. Gerber

Gerber on Amar, 'The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction'

Akhil Reed Amar. The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. xv + 412 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-08277-7; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-07379-9.

Reviewed by Scott D. Gerber (Social Philosophy and Policy Center) Published on H-Law (January, 2000)

One More from the Republican Revival

Author: 
William M. Wiecek
Reviewer: 
Felice Batlan

Batlan on Wiecek, 'The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought: Law and Ideology in America 1886-1937'

William M. Wiecek. The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought: Law and Ideology in America 1886-1937. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. vii + 277. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-511854-4.

Reviewed by Felice Batlan (Department of History, New York University) Published on H-Law (January, 2000)

Classical Legal Thought: Revising the Revisionists and the Search for aMiddle Ground

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