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  • Supreme Court Decisionsby Richard Beeman; Jay M. Feinman

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 10.99

    A selection of the landmark Supreme Court decisions that have shaped American society Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and?above all?essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution , draws together the great... more...

  • The Long, Lingering Shadowby Robert J. Cottrol

    University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Students of American history know of the law’s critical role in systematizing a racial hierarchy in the United States. Showing that this history is best appreciated in a comparative perspective, The Long, Lingering Shadow looks at the parallel legal histories of race relations in the United States, Brazil, and Spanish America. Robert J. Cottrol... more...

  • Freedom for the Thought That We Hateby Anthony Lewis

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government, the corporate boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. This extraordinary freedom results not from America?s culture of tolerance, but from fourteen words in the constitution: the free... more...

  • A Civil Actionby Jonathan Harr

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    "The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer Now a Major Motion Picture! In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes... more...

  • The Lakotas and the Black Hillsby Jeffrey Ostler

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 22.95

    A concise and engrossing account of the Lakota and the battle to regain their homeland. The Lakota Indians made their home in the majestic Black Hills mountain range during the last millennium, drawing on the hills' endless bounty for physical and spiritual sustenance. Yet the arrival of white settlers brought the Lakotas into inexorable conflict... more...

  • The Oathby Jeffrey Toobin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    From the prizewinning author of The Nine , a gripping insider's account of the momentous ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration. From the moment John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack Obama's inauguration, the relationship between the Supreme... more...

  • Storming the Courtby Brandt Goldstein

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    A tale more riveting than fiction, Storming the Court is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political... more...

  • From Scottsboro to Munichby Susan D. Pennybacker

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    Presenting a portrait of engaged, activist lives in the 1930s, From Scottsboro to Munich follows a global network of individuals and organizations that posed challenges to the racism and colonialism of the era. Susan Pennybacker positions race at the center of the British, imperial, and transatlantic political culture of the 1930s--from Jim Crow,... more...

  • The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960by Morton J. Horwitz

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    An examination of the conflict between the entrenched legal orthodoxy and the Progressive movement. Horwitz traces the crystallization of progressive thought, and in so doing, charts the modern development of American Law. more...

  • Hugo Grotius Mare Liberum 1609-2009by Robert Feenstra; Jeroen Vervliet

    BRILL 2009; US$ 66.00

    Critical edition combined with a revised English translation of Hugo Grotius Mare liberum, also providing an insight into the circumstances in which Hugo Grotius wrote this work. more...