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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

Announcement: Peter Gonville Stein Book Award

Peter Gonville Stein Book Award

The American Society for Legal History announces the Peter Gonville Stein Book Award, to be presented annually for the best book in legal history written in English. This award is designed to recognize and encourage the further growth of fine work in legal history that focuses on all non-US regions, as well as global and international history. To be eligible, a book must sit outside of the field of US legal history and be published during the previous calendar year.

James Forman Jr.
Brandon T. Jett

Jett on Forman Jr., 'Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America'

James Forman Jr. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. 320 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-18997-6.

Reviewed by Brandon T. Jett (Rollins College) Published on H-Law (February, 2018) Commissioned by Michael J. Pfeifer

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50327

CFP: Legal History at the AHA Pacific Coast Branch

Of particular interest for legal historians on the west coast:

Invitation from the Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association for a panel on legal history at its 2018 meeting

Thanks to an invitation from Mike Green, President of the Pacific Coast Branch and local arrangements committee member for the 2017 ASLH Las Vegas meeting, ASLH members have been asked to propose a panel dedicated to legal history, to be presented at the PCB meeting in Santa Clara, California, August 2-4 2018.