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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 H. Weisberg
Reviewer: 
René Levy

Levy on Weisberg, 'Vichy Law and the Holocaust in France'

Richard H. Weisberg. Vichy Law and the Holocaust in France. New York: New York University Press, 1996. xxiii + 447 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-9302-2.

Reviewed by René Levy (CNRS (Centre de recherches sociologiques sur le droit et les institutions pénales, CESDIP, France)) Published on H-Law (October, 1997)

French Lawyers and the Vichy Regime

Author: 
Kenneth C. Kaufman
Reviewer: 
Lester G. Lindley

Lindley on Kaufman, 'Dred Scott's Advocate: A Biography of Roswell M. Field'

Kenneth C. Kaufman. Dred Scott's Advocate: A Biography of Roswell M. Field. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1996. xiii + 264 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1092-0.

Reviewed by Lester G. Lindley (Nova Southeastern University) Published on H-Law (October, 1997)

Lives in Parallel: Dred Scott and One of his Attorneys

Author: 
Pauline Maier
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Maier, 'American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence'

Pauline Maier. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. xxi + 304 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-679-45492-2.

Reviewed by R. B. Bernstein (New York Law School and Brooklyn College, CUNY) Published on H-Law (September, 1997)

The Container for the Thing Contained

I. The Metaphor and Its Relevance

Author: 
Philip J. Schwarz
Reviewer: 
Annette Gordon-Reed

Gordon-Reed on Schwarz, 'Slave Laws in Virginia'

Philip J. Schwarz. Slave Laws in Virginia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996. xvi + 253 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-1831-8.

Reviewed by Annette Gordon-Reed (Professor of Law, New York Law School) Published on H-Law (August, 1997)

Virginia's Slaves and Masters in the Context of Law

Author: 
Gerald L. Neuman
Reviewer: 
Louis C. Anthes

Anthes on Neuman, 'Strangers to the Constitution: Immigrants, Borders and Fundamental Law'

Gerald L. Neuman. Strangers to the Constitution: Immigrants, Borders and Fundamental Law. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996. xii + 283 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-04360-9.

Reviewed by Louis C. Anthes (New York University) Published on H-Law (July, 1997)

Law and Nationhood in the New World Order

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