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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: 
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: 
Wael B. Hallaq
Reviewer: 
Earl Finbar Murphy

Murphy on Hallaq, 'A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul Al-Fiqh'

Wael B. Hallaq. A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul Al-Fiqh. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ix + 294 pp. $33.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-59986-3; $104.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-59027-3.

Reviewed by Earl Finbar Murphy (College of Law, Ohio State University) Published on H-Law (December, 1999)

The History of Islamic Legal Theory

Author: 
Scott Douglas Gerber, ed.
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Casto, 'Oliver Ellsworth and the Creation of the Federal Republic' and Gerber, 'Seriatim: The Supreme Court before John Marshall'

William R. Casto. Oliver Ellsworth and the Creation of the Federal Republic. New York: Second Circuit Committee on Historical and Commemorative Events, 1997. xix + 151 pp. $199.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-9618400-2-0.Scott Douglas Gerber, ed. Seriatim: The Supreme Court before John Marshall. New York: New York University Press, 1998. xi + 362 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-3114-7.

Author: 
Paul Kens
Reviewer: 
Tim Huebner

Huebner on Kens, 'Lochner v. New York: Economic Regulation on Trial'

Paul Kens. Lochner v. New York: Economic Regulation on Trial. Lawrence, Kan: University Press of Kansas, 1998. ix + 216 pp. $12.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-0919-2.

Reviewed by Tim Huebner (Department of History, Rhodes College) Published on H-Law (December, 1999)

Author: 
William J. Novak
Reviewer: 
Gregory A. Mark

Mark on Novak, 'The People's Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America'

William J. Novak. The People's Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. x + 396 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4611-7; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2292-0.

Reviewed by Gregory A. Mark (School of Law-Newark, Rutgers University.) Published on H-Law (November, 1999)

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