Books in category Law – Legal History

  • Concealed Weapon Laws of the Early Republic

    Concealed Weapon Laws of the Early Republic
    Clayton E. Cramer

    He further supports the work of other scholars who have lately examined the role of Scots-Irish immigrants in creating a distinctive southern back-country culture of "honor violence" including dueling and brawling.

  • Brown V Board of Education

    Brown V. Board of Education
    James T. Patterson, William W. Freehling

    Describes the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case that struck down state-sponsored racial segregation in American public schools and its long-term influence on American education, race relations, and the Civil Rights Movement, and offers …

  • The Gentle Civilizer of Nations

    The Gentle Civilizer of Nations
    Martti Koskenniemi

    His discussion of legal and political realism at American law schools ends in a critique of post-1960 'instrumentalism'. This book provides a unique reflection on the possibility of critical international law today.

  • In Essentials Unity

    In Essentials, Unity
    Jenny Bourne

    As this compact book so effectively illustrates, the history of the Patrons of Husbandry exposes the classic tension between the desires for achieving overall economic success and determining how the spoils are split.

  • Enemies

    Enemies
    Tim Weiner

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • New York Daily News • Slate “Fast-paced, fair-minded, and fascinating, Tim Weiner’s Enemies turns the long history of the FBI into a story that is as compelling, and …

  • Fragile Settlements

    Fragile Settlements
    Amanda Nettelbeck, Russell Smandych, Louis A. Knafla, Robert Foster

    This book highlights the parallels and divergences between these connected British frontiers by examining how colonial actors and institutions interpreted and applied the principle of law in their interaction with Indigenous peoples “on …

  • Storming the Court

    Storming the Court
    Brandt Goldstein

    Describes how, in 1992, a group of Yale law students came to the aid of three hundred Haitian men, women, and children who had won asylum in the U.S. but who, having tested positive for HIV, were forced into a Guantanamo compound and …

  • European Constitutional Language

    European Constitutional Language
    András Jakab

    Provides a systematic analysis of both the historical development and current interpretation of constitutional law discourse in Europe.

  • Women and the Death Penalty in the United States 1900 1998

    Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998
    Kathleen A. O’Shea

    Studies criminal cases from throughout the twentieth century in which women have been given the death penalty.

  • Hate Crimes in Cyberspace

    Hate Crimes in Cyberspace
    Danielle Keats Citron

    The author examines the controversies surrounding cyber-harassment, arguing that it should be considered a matter for civil rights law and that social norms of decency and civility must be leveraged to stop it.

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