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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: 
Mark David Hall
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Hall, 'The Political and Legal Philosophy of James Wilson, 1742-1798'

Mark David Hall. The Political and Legal Philosophy of James Wilson, 1742-1798. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997. x + 228 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1103-3.

Reviewed by R. B. Bernstein (New York Law School and Brooklyn College/CUNY) Published on H-Law (August, 1998)

The Problematic Founder

Author: 
Colleen A. Sheehan, Gary L. McDowell, eds.
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Sheehan and McDowell, 'Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the "Other" Federalists, 1787-1788'

Colleen A. Sheehan, Gary L. McDowell, eds. Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the "Other" Federalists, 1787-1788. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1998. l + 523 pp. $13.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-86597-155-4; $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-86597-154-7.

Reviewed by R. B. Bernstein (New York Law School and Brooklyn College/CUNY) Published on H-Law (August, 1998)

Author: 
Richard N. Rosenfeld
Reviewer: 
Joanne B. Freeman

Freeman on Rosenfeld, 'American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns. The Suppressed History of Our Nation's Beginnings and the Heroic Newspaper that Tried to Report It'

Richard N. Rosenfeld. American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns. The Suppressed History of Our Nation's Beginnings and the Heroic Newspaper that Tried to Report It. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. xi + 988 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-15052-5; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-312-19437-6.

Reviewed by Joanne B. Freeman (Department of History, Yale University) Published on H-Law (August, 1998)

Author: 
John Hudson
Reviewer: 
Elisabeth Cawthon

Cawthon on Hudson, 'The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society in England from the Norman Conquest to Magna Carta'

John Hudson. The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society in England from the Norman Conquest to Magna Carta. London: Longman, 1996. xvi + 271 pp. $18.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-07026-4.

Reviewed by Elisabeth Cawthon (University of Texas at Arlington) Published on H-Law (July, 1998)

One Law, but When and for Whom?

Author: 
Bette Novit Evans
Reviewer: 
Keith E. Whittington

Whittington on Evans, 'Interpreting the Free Exercise of Religion: The Constitution and American Pluralism'

Bette Novit Evans. Interpreting the Free Exercise of Religion: The Constitution and American Pluralism. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. 294 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4674-2; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2399-6.

Reviewed by Keith E. Whittington (Princeton University) Published on H-Law (July, 1998)

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