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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: 
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)

Author: 
Daniel A. Farber, Suzanna Sherry
Reviewer: 
William P. LaPiana

LaPiana on Farber and Sherry, 'Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law'

Daniel A. Farber, Suzanna Sherry. Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. 195 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-510717-3.

Reviewed by William P. LaPiana (New York Law School) Published on H-Law (July, 1998)

The Diversity of Merit

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