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Legal History

  • Hierarchie, Kooperation und Integration im Europšischen Rechtsraumby Eva Schumann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Following an introductory essay on the diversity of law as a historical phenomenon, five essays take different perspectives to examine the relationships between different bodies of law (national law, EU law, and the ECHR) and institutions (the German Constitutional Court, European Court of Justice, and European Court of Human Rights).... more...

  • Speak Nowby Kenji Yoshino

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 26.00

    A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry,† the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equality Speak Now† tells the story of a watershed trial that unfolded over twelve tense days in California in 2010. A trial that legalized same-sex marriage in our most populous state. A trial that... more...

  • Sovereigntyby Dieter Grimm; Belinda Cooper

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Dieter Grimm?s accessible introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today?s trends in globalization and transnational institutions. Grimm wonders whether recent political changes have undermined notions of national sovereignty, comparing... more...

  • A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990sby Nancy Woloch

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    A Class by Herself explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws?such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and... more...

  • The Collected Documents of the Group of 77: Volume VIby Mourad Ahmia

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 194.99

    The Collected Documents of The Group of 77 provides a chronological record of events and documents of the Group of 77 since its creation in 1963. This Sixth Volume is a special Fiftieth Anniversary Edition of The Group of 77 at the United Nations launched to coincide with the fiftieth year since the establishment of the Group of 77 with the objective... more...

  • Women and Justice for the Poorby Felice Batlan

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This book details the history of the origins and development of free legal aid for the poor in the United States. more...

  • The Law of the Landby Akhil Reed Amar

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    From Illinois to Alabama, and from Florida to Wyoming, our laws and legal debates arise from distinctive local settings within our vast and varied nation. As the renowned scholar Akhil Amar explains, Abraham Lincoln?s argument against the legality of secession can be traced to his Midwestern upbringing, just as a close look at the Florida legislature... more...

  • Indigenous Communities and Settler Colonialismby ZoŽ Laidlaw; Alan Lester

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    1. Indigenous Sites and Mobilities: Connected Struggles in the Long Nineteenth Century; Alan Lester and ZoŽ Laidlaw 2. Re-imagining Settler Sovereignty: The Call to Law at the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve, Victoria 1881 (and Beyond); Julie Evans and Giordano Nanni 3. Indigenous Land Loss, Justice and Race: Anne Bon and the Contradictions of Settler... more...

  • Women, Crime, and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugalby Darlene Abreu-Ferreira

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Looking at the experiences of women in early modern Portugal in the context of crime and forgiveness, this study uses judicial and quasi-judicial records to examine the implications of crime in women’s lives, whether as victims or culprits. Abreu-Ferreira unearths material from archival records which are not available in English to offer a unique... more...