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Legal History

  • A Study of Mixed Legal Systemsby Sue Farran; Esin Örücü; Seán Patrick Donlan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book provides a fascinating and critical insight into familiar and less familiar mixed legal systems, taking the reader on a voyage of discovery from St Lucia and Guyana to the islands of the Seychelles and Mauritius. It considers those mixed systems which share boundaries with unmixed ones, such as Scotland and Quebec, and those located off-shore... more...

  • Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justiceby Joan Biskupic

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    "I knew she?d be trouble." So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court?s annual end-of-term party in 2010. It?s usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution, with gentle parodies of the justices performed by their law clerks, but this year Sotomayor decided to shake it up?flooding the room with... more...

  • From Slave Abuse to Hate Crimeby Ely Aaronson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book explores how political debates and legal reforms on criminalization of racial violence have shaped American racial history. more...

  • Making Race in the Courtroomby Kenneth R. Aslakson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    No American city?s history better illustrates both the possibilities for alternative racial models and the role of the law in shaping racial identity than New Orleans, Louisiana, which prior to the Civil War was home to America?s most privileged community of people of African descent. In the eyes of the law, New Orleans?s free people of color did... more...

  • Lawyers and Savagesby Kaius Tuori

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal primitivism, and its connection to the colonial encounter. Through... more...

  • Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europeby Eva Schandevyl

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings, and the impact of gendered constructions on jurisprudence. Every chapter addresses these issues from the point of view of women's legal history or gendered legal cultures.... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Lawby Rudolph Peters; Peri Bearman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to current research in the thriving area of Islamic law. The book presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of Western scholarship. A distinguished group of authors provide an overview of their particular specialty, reflect on past and current... more...

  • The History of Indiana Lawby David J. Bodenhamer; Randall T. Shepard

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 43.99

    Long regarded as a center for middle-American values, Indiana is also a cultural crossroads that has produced a rich and complex legal and constitutional heritage. The History of Indiana Law traces this history through a series of expert articles by identifying the themes that mark the state?s legal development and establish its place within the... more...

  • Redemption Songsby Lea VanderVelde

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions that the decision set off-especially the worsening of the sectional crisis that would eventually lead to the Civil War-were extreme. In conventional assessment, a slave losing a lawsuit against... more...

  • Informal Justice in England and Wales, 1760-1914by Stephen Banks

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00

    A study of law, wrongdoing and justice as conceived in the minds of the ordinary people of England and Wales from the later eighteenth century to the First World War. more...