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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

Richard H. Weisberg
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

Pauline Maier
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

Philip J. Schwarz
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

Gerald L. Neuman
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

Adam D. Moore, ed.
Tamsen Valoir

Valoir on Moore, 'Intellectual Property: Moral, Legal, and International Dilemmas'

Adam D. Moore, ed. Intellectual Property: Moral, Legal, and International Dilemmas. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997. xi + 387 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8476-8427-4; $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-8426-7.

Reviewed by Tamsen Valoir (Baker & Botts, L.L.P) Published on H-Law (July, 1997)