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Legal History

  • 'Why is your axe bloody?'by William Ian Miller

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    A reader's guide and a companion to this complex and great saga, a classic of world literature, comparable to the greatest in any language. 'Why is your axe bloody?' provides what, in effect, is a graduated course in the saga. more...

  • Aboriginal Titleby P.G. McHugh

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    Aboriginal title, the land rights of native peoples in former colonies, is one of the most significant developments in common law in the late-twentieth century. This book, by a key author in this field, sets out the beginnings, judicial acceptance, and influence of this doctrine across national jurisdictions and in international law. more...

  • Abortionby Ian Shapiro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.95

    Updated to include the 2007 decision Gonzales v. Carhart, this volume provides all of the major Supreme Court decisions on abortion--as well as many majority, dissenting, and plurality opinions--carefully edited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of disciplines. In his introductory essay, Shapiro sets these cases in political,... more...

  • Abortion in Judaismby Daniel Schiff

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A unique Jewish legal history of abortion from earliest biblical references to the present day. more...

  • Abraham Lincoln, Esq.by Roger Billings; Frank J. Williams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 28.00

    As our nation's most beloved and recognizable president, Abraham Lincoln is best known for the Emancipation Proclamation and for guiding our country through the Civil War. But before he took the oath of office, Lincoln practiced law for nearly twenty-five years in the Illinois courts. Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil Warby Jonathan W. White

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    In Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War, Jonathan White reveals how the arrest and prosecution of this little-known Baltimore farmer had a lasting impact on the Lincoln administration and Congress as they struggled to develop policies to deal with both northern traitors and southern rebels. His work sheds significant new light on several perennially... more...

  • Absolutism in Renaissance Milanby Jane Black

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    Black shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was seized, exploited, and eventually relinquished, by the ruling Milanese dynasties. Lawyers supported the free use of absolute power at first, but both sides eventually realized that society could not function unless property and other rights were respected. more...

  • Abuse of Discretionby Clarke D. Forsythe

    Encounter Books 2013; US$ 27.99

    Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton , Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court's abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to... more...

  • Act of Justiceby Burrus M. Carnahan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2007; US$ 24.95

    In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he would "have no lawful right" to interfere with the institution of slavery. Yet less than two years later, he issued a proclamation intended to free all slaves throughout the Confederate states. When critics challenged the constitutional soundness of the act, Lincoln asserted... more...