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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: 
Harold D. Woodman
Reviewer: 
Douglas Deal

Deal on Woodman, 'New South-New Law: The Legal Foundations of Credit and Labor Relations in the Postbellum Agricultural South'

Harold D. Woodman. New South-New Law: The Legal Foundations of Credit and Labor Relations in the Postbellum Agricultural South. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. x + 124 pp. $19.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-1941-9.

Reviewed by Douglas Deal (History Department, SUNY-Oswego ) Published on H-Law (September, 1996)

Author: 
Tony Freyer, Timothy Dixon
Reviewer: 
Barbara Rust

Rust on Freyer and Dixon, 'Democracy and Judicial Independence: A History of the Federal Courts of Alabama, 1820-1994'

Tony Freyer, Timothy Dixon. Democracy and Judicial Independence: A History of the Federal Courts of Alabama, 1820-1994. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Publishing, Inc., 1995. xiii + 384 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-926019-86-7.

Reviewed by Barbara Rust (National Archives, Southwest Region, Ft. Worth, Texas) Published on H-Law (September, 1996)

Author: 
Michael Grossberg
Reviewer: 
J. Herbie DiFonzo

DiFonzo on Grossberg, 'A Judgment for Solomon: The d'Hauteville Case and Legal Experience in Antebellum America'

Michael Grossberg. A Judgment for Solomon: The d'Hauteville Case and Legal Experience in Antebellum America. Cambridge, England, and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xvii + 270 pp. $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-55745-0; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-55206-6.

Reviewed by J. Herbie DiFonzo (Hofstra University) Published on H-Law (July, 1996)

Who Gets Custody of the Family?

Author: 
Paul Finkelman
Reviewer: 
Lester G. Lindley

Lindley on Finkelman, 'Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson'

Paul Finkelman. Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson. Armonk, N.Y. and London: M.E. Sharpe, 1996. xi + 228 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56324-591-6; $91.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56324-590-9.

Reviewed by Lester G. Lindley (Nova Southeastern University ) Published on H-Law (June, 1996)

Slavery, the Constitution, and the Union

Author: 
Michael Meranze
Reviewer: 
G. S. Rowe

Rowe on Meranze, 'Laboratories of Virtue: Punishment, Revolution, and Authority in Philadelphia, 1760-1835'

Michael Meranze. Laboratories of Virtue: Punishment, Revolution, and Authority in Philadelphia, 1760-1835. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. viii + 338 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2277-7.

Reviewed by G. S. Rowe (University of Northern Colorado) Published on H-Law (June, 1996)

Freedom and Nonfreedom in the Liberal State

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