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: 
Jack N. Rakove
Reviewer: 
Thomas C. Mackey

Mackey on Rakove, 'Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution'

Jack N. Rakove. Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. xvi + 439 pp. $17.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-679-78121-9; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-394-57858-3.

Reviewed by Thomas C. Mackey (University of Louisville) Published on H-Law (December, 1996)

Constitutionalized Politics

Author: 
David Cohen
Reviewer: 
Donald G. Kyle

Kyle on Cohen, 'Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens'

David Cohen. Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens. Cambridge, England, and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xii + 214 pp. $33.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-38837-5; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-38167-3.

Reviewed by Donald G. Kyle (University of Texas at Arlington) Published on H-Law (December, 1996)

Feuding and Forensics in Athenian Litigation

Author: 
Charles R. Cutter
Reviewer: 
Victor M. Uribe-Uran

Uribe-Uran on Cutter, 'The Legal Culture of Northern New Spain, 1700-1810'

Charles R. Cutter. The Legal Culture of Northern New Spain, 1700-1810. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995. xii + 227 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-1641-7.

Reviewed by Victor M. Uribe-Uran (Florida International University and Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin) Published on H-Law (December, 1996)

Author: 
Lucy E. Salyer
Reviewer: 
Nelson G. Dong

Dong on Salyer, 'Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law'

Lucy E. Salyer. Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1995. xix + 338 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4530-1; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2218-0.

Reviewed by Nelson G. Dong (Dorsey and Whitney LLP, Minneapolis) Published on H-Law (November, 1996)

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