Welcome to the home page of H-LAW, a Humanities Social Sciences Online discussion network sponsored by the American Society for Legal History. H-LAW solicits discussion of issues relating to teaching and research in the history of all legal traditions: common-law, civil-law, and all other legal systems.

ASLH publishes Law & History Review through the Cambridge University Press. The journal is available online via the History Cooperative and JSTOR.

Recent Content

Author: 
David M. Oshinsky
Reviewer: 
Robert M. Goldman

Goldman on Oshinsky, '"Worse Than Slavery": Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice'

David M. Oshinsky. "Worse Than Slavery": Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. New York: The Free Press, 1996. xiv + 306 pp. $15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-684-83095-7; $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-684-82298-3.

Reviewed by Robert M. Goldman (Virginia Union University) Published on H-Law (April, 1997)

Author: 
David Rudenstine
Reviewer: 
Matthew Taylor

Taylor on Rudenstine, 'The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case'

David Rudenstine. The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. x + 416 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-08672-2.

Reviewed by Matthew Taylor (Rice University) Published on H-Law (April, 1997)

The Day the Presses Stopped

Author: 
Nicholas G. Malavis
Reviewer: 
George N. Green

Green on Malavis, 'Bless the Pure and Humble: Texas Lawyers and Oil Regulation, 1919-1936'

Nicholas G. Malavis. Bless the Pure and Humble: Texas Lawyers and Oil Regulation, 1919-1936. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1996. xviii + 322 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89096-714-0.

Reviewed by George N. Green (Department of History, University of Texas, Austin) Published on H-Law (March, 1997)

Author: 
Paul Slack
Reviewer: 
Elisabeth Cawthon

Cawthon on Slack, 'The English Poor Law, 1531-1782'

Paul Slack. The English Poor Law, 1531-1782. New York and Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1995. vi + 73 pp. $20.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-55785-6.

Reviewed by Elisabeth Cawthon (University of Texas at Arlington) Published on H-Law (February, 1997)

New Views of the Old Poor Law

Author: 
William E. Wiethoff
Reviewer: 
Lewie Reece

Reece on Wiethoff, 'A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850'

William E. Wiethoff. A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996. xi + 247 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-1797-7.

Reviewed by Lewie Reece (Anderson College) Published on H-Law (January, 1997)

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