George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award
Dear H-Law subscribers,
The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce another seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty:
Mothers and the Constitution
The Champlain Society August 2017 Findings/Trouvailles post, a glimpse into the late-20th-century legal history of hockey through correspondence related to the Blainey v. OHA case, is now online!
The U.S. Civil War from 1861-1865 resulted in a forging of a second constitution that in time transformed the structures of American governance. With the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, the nation recast the relationship between the state and subordinated people. This revolutionary amendment created a national citizenship, set terms for southern states to reenter the union, codified new powers for the federal government, and spurred an enduring struggle for due process and equality under law that continues until today. The Fourteenth Amendment has no single legacy.
I'm currently in Buenos Aires trying to locate trial transcripts from a 1930 criminal court case as part of my dissertation project about the ties between Jewish prostitution and the Argentine Yiddish theatres. I'm struggling to navigate the Argentine court system and am looking to consult with someone with experience in this arena.