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  • Prairie Justiceby Roger L Severns; John A Lupton; Dennis Rendleman

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 34.50

    A concise legal history of Illinois through the end of the nineteenth century, Prairie Justice covers the region?s progression from French to British to early American legal systems, which culminated in a unique body of Illinois law that has influenced other jurisdictions. Written by Roger L. Severns in the 1950s and published in serial form in... more...

  • Accusedby Brittany Ducker

    New Horizon Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    On the afternoon of May 11, 2011, students at Liberty High School in Louisville, Kentucky, discovered a body, facedown and lifeless in a drainage ditch. Within minutes, police officers descended on to school grounds and encountered one of the most violent scenes in their careers. In the hours that followed, the body was identified as fourteen-year-old... more...

  • Perpetuities Law in Actionby Jesse Jr. Dukeminier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Few rules of law can so quickly strike terror into the hearts of lawyers as the Rule against Perpetuities. This rule, two centuries in development, is designed to prevent tying up property for too long a time. It can be stated in one sentence, but the great nineteenth-century master of the Rule, John Chipman Gray, required more than 400 scrupulously... more...

  • The County Courts in Antebellum Kentuckyby Robert M. Ireland

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although an important part of local government, particularly in the South, in their early years the county courts have not been thoroughly investigated. This book offers the first comprehensive examination of the county courts during the antebellum era in one southern state Kentucky, placing them in the context of its constitutional and political... more...

  • Law and Society in the Southby John W. Wertheimer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Law and Society in the South reconstructs eight pivotal legal disputes heard in North Carolina courts between the 1830s and the 1970s. Each case offers a vivid portrait of the laws, litigants, lawyers, judges, and affected communities, providing a better understanding of not only the Tar Heel State but also the South as a whole.This book examines... more...

  • Local government in Ethiopiaby Zemelak Ayele

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 94.27

    Unterentwicklung und ethnische Konflikte sind Herausforderungen für nahezu alle Länder südlich der Sahara. Das Buch basiert auf einer Fallstudie aus Äthiopien und stellt die institutionellen Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten auf lokaler Ebene vor, die helfen sollen, die sozialen Probleme einzudämmen. In englischer Sprache.  ReiheRecht und Verfassung... more...

  • Divorce in Virginiaby Steven L. Raynor

    Addicus Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Providing accurate and objective information to help make the right decisions during a divorce in Virginia, this guide provides answers to 360 queries such as What is the mediation process in Virginia and is it required? How quickly can one get a divorce? Who decides who gets the cars, the pets, and the house? What actions might influence child custody?... more...

  • Making Race in the Courtroomby Kenneth R. Aslakson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    "Between 1791 and 1812, as New Orleans was transformed by the consequences of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase, the city's free people of color fought to establish and defend their freedoms and to protect their property rights. Despite facing a legal, political, and social system that was increasingly hostile to their interests, this... 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...

  • A Storm of Witchcraftby Emerson W. Baker

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing... more...