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Legal History

  • Writing the Legal Recordby Kurt X. Metzmeier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 50.00

    Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other statesmen who penned the documents that form the legal foundations of our nation, but many other great minds contributed to the development of the young republic's judicial system -- figures such as William Littell, Ben Monroe, and John J. Marshall. These men, some of Kentucky's... more...

  • The INS on the Lineby S. Deborah Kang

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 21.59

    The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 offers a comprehensive history of the INS in the southwestern borderlands, tracing the ways in which local immigration officials both made and enforced the nation's immigration laws. more...

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Lawby Tracy A. Thomas

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 46.75

    Much has been written about women?s rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Historians have written her biography, detailed her campaign for woman?s suffrage, documented her partnership with Susan B. Anthony, and compiled all of her extensive writings and papers. Stanton herself was a prolific author; her autobiography,  History of Woman Suffrage ,... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearstby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2016; US$ 2.99

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of American Heiress tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Jeffrey Toobin?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of American Heiress... more...

  • Executing Freedomby Daniel LaChance

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In the mid-1990s, as public trust in big government was near an all-time low, 80% of Americans told Gallup that they supported the death penalty. Why did people who didn?t trust government to regulate the economy or provide daily services nonetheless believe that it should have the power to put its citizens to death? That question is at the heart... more...

  • The Rights and Aspirations of the Magna Cartaby Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan; Alexis Chommeloux

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.56

    This book provides an original and multidisciplinary approach on Magna Carta (1215) as a joint heritage, a source of inspiration both for long established democracies and countries which only recently experienced the Rule of Law. Far from simply extolling the virtues associated with Magna Carta, it explores the gaps of the Great Charter. Instead of... more...

  • The Emperor of Lawby Kaius Tuori

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 124.99 US$ 112.49

    The Emperor of Law explores how the Roman emperor came to assume the mantle of supreme legal authority in the Empire. It offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the advent of imperial supremacy in law based on an analysis of the gradual expansion and elaboration of the emperor's adjudication and jurisdiction through historical narratives. more...

  • Coercion and Responsibility in Islamby Mairaj U. Syed

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 85.49

    An examination of how Muslim scholars from four schools of law and theology debate the ethical issues that coercion generates when considering a person's moral agency and responsibility in cases of speech acts, rape, and murder. It proposes a new model for analyzing ethical thought and compares Islamic with Western thought on the same cases. more...

  • The Law of Nations and Britain?s Quest for Naval Securityby Scott Andrew Keefer

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.57

    As the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles approaches, this book presents the pre-1914 precursors to the interwar naval arms treaties arising from the peace of 1919, providing a fresh perspective on arms control efforts through an interdisciplinary approach. Interweaving historical investigation with legal analysis, Scott Keefer traces... more...

  • War Crimes Trials in the Wake of Decolonization and Cold War in Asia, 1945-1956by Kerstin von Lingen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.56

    This book investigates the political context and intentions behind the trialling of Japanese war criminals in the wake of World War Two. After the Second World War in Asia, the victorious Allies placed around 5,700 Japanese on trial for war crimes. Ostensibly crafted to bring perpetrators to justice, the trials intersected in complex ways with the... more...