Wednesday, November 14, 2012

H-Law's "New Books in U.S. Constitutional/Legal History"

Just out from H-Law: the fall 2012 edition of New Books in U.S. Constitutional/Legal History.

Timothy S. Huebner (Rhodes College) has once again performed yeoman service to the field by compiling this list:

Amar, Akhil Reed.  America’s Unwritten Constitution:  The Precedents and Principles We Live By.  New York:  Basic Books, 2012.  640 pp.  (paper, $29.99).

Argersinger, Peter H.  Representation and Inequality in Late Nineteenth-Century America:  The Politics of Apportionment.  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2012.  352 pp.  (cloth, $95.00).

Ball, Howard.  At Liberty to Die:  The Battle for Death with Dignity in America.  New York:  New York University Press, 2012.  224 pp.  (cloth, $30.00).

Banks, Christopher P. and John Blakeman.  The U.S. Supreme Court and New Federalism:  From the Rehnquist to the Roberts Court.  Lanham, Md.:  Rowman and Littlefield, 2012.  362 pp.  (cloth, $49.95, ebook).

Bergmann, William H. The American National State and the Early West. New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2012.  304 pp.  (cloth, $90.00, ebook).

Boessenecker, John. When Law Was in the Holster: The Frontier Life of Bob Paul.  Norman, Okl.:  University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.  464 pp.  (cloth, $34.95).

Brown-Nagin, Tomiko. Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2012.  608 pp.  Paperback ed. (paper, $24.95).

Casto, William R.  The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justiceships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth.  Columbia, S.C.:  University of South Carolina Press, 2012.   Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.  296 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $24.95, ebook).
Charles, Douglas.  The FBI’s Obscene File:  J. Edgar Hoover and the Bureau’s Crusade Against Smut.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2012.  200 pp.  (cloth, $24.95).

Childers, Christopher.  The Failure of Popular Sovereignty:  Slavery, Manifest Destiny, and the Radicalization of Southern Politics.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2012.  American Political Thought.  384 pp.  (cloth, $39.95).

Dauber, Michael Landis.  The Sympathetic State:  Disaster Relief and the American Welfare State.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2012.  378 pp.  (cloth, $75.00, paper, $25.00, ebook).

Donalson, Daniel G.  The Espionage and Sedition Acts of World War I:  Using Wartime Loyalty Laws for Revenge and Profit.  El Paso, Tex:  LFB  Scholarly Publishing, 2012.  Law and Society:  Recent Scholarship.  200 pp. (cloth, $67.00).

Ely, James, Jr.  The Chief Justiceship of Melville W. Fuller, 1888-1910.  Columbia, S.C.:  University of South Carolina Press, 2012.  Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.  264 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $24.95, ebook).

Finkelman, Paul and Roberta Sue Alexander, eds.  Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie:  A History of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.  Athens, Ohio:  Ohio University Press, 2012.  Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest.  360 pp.  (cloth, $49.95).

Flood, Dawn Rae.  Rape in Chicago:  Race, Myth, and the Courts.  Urbana, Ill.:  University of Illinois Press, 2012.  Women in American History.  256 pp.  (cloth, $55.00, ebook).

Fox, Cybelle.  Three Worlds of Relief:  Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal.  Princeton, N.J.:  Princeton University Press, 2012.  Princeton Studies in American Politics:  Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives.  416 pp.  (cloth, $80.00, paper, $35.00, ebook).

Genetin-Pilawa, C. Joseph.  Crooked Paths to Allotment:  The Fight over Federal Indian Policy after the Civil War.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2012.  A Project of First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies.  248 pp.  (cloth, $39.95).

Gold, David.  An Exemplary Whig:  Edward Kent and the Whig Disposition in American Politics and Law.  Lanham, Md.:  Lexington Books, 2012.  272 pp.  (cloth, $75.00, ebook).

Gona, Ophelia De Laine.  Dawn of Desegregation:  J.A. De Laine and Briggs v. Elliott.  Columbia, S.C.:  University of South Carolina Press, 2012.  216 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $29.95, ebook).

Gould, Eliga H.  Among the Powers of the Earth:  The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2012.  344 pp.  (cloth, $45.00, ebook).

Hagan, John.  Who are the Criminals?  The Politics of Crime Policy from the Age of Roosevelt to the Age of Reagan.  Princeton, N.J.:  Princeton University Press, 2012.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $29.95, ebook).

Joseph, Anthony M.  From Liberty to Liberality:  The Transformation of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 1776-1820.  Lanham, Md.:  Lexington Books, 2012.  220 pp.  (cloth, $65.00).

Kersten, Andrew E.  Clarence Darrow:  American Iconoclast.  New York:  Hill and Wang, 2012.  320 pp.  Paperback ed. (paper, $18.00, ebook).

Klarman, Michael J. From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 288 pp. (cloth, $27.95).

Lichtman, Robert M.  The Supreme Court and McCarthy Era Repression:  One Hundred Decisions.  Urbana, Ill.:  University of Illinois Press, 2012.  312 pp.  (cloth, $60.00, ebook).

Littlejohn, Jeffrey L.  and Charles H. Ford.  Elusive Equality:  Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools.  Charlottesville, Va.:  University of Virginia Press, 2012.  320 pp.  (cloth, $45.00, ebook)

Long, Emma.  The Church-State Debate:  Religion, Education, and the Establishment Clause in Post War America.  New York:  Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012.  288 pp.  (cloth, $120.00).

McCraw, Thomas K.  The Founders and Finance:  How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2012.  496 pp.  (cloth, $35.00, ebook).

Masur, Kate.  An Example for All the Land:  Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2012.  376 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $25.95, ebook).

Minow, Martha. In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 320 pp. (paper, $19.95).

Myrsiades, Linda.  Law and Medicine in Revolutionary America:  Dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett Trial.  Philadelphia:  Lehigh University Press, 2012.  267 pp.  (cloth $80.00).

Peppers, Todd C. and Artemus Ward.  In Chambers:  Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices.  Charlottesville, Va.:  University Press of Virginia, 2013.  472 pp.  Paperback ed. (cloth, $34.95, paper, $22.50, ebook).

Perotti, Rosanna, ed.  The Clinton Presidency and the Constitutional System.  College Station, Tex.:  Texas A&M University Press, 2012.  336 pp.  (cloth, $49.95).

Posner, Eric A. The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 256 pp. (paper, $19.95). 
Rabban, David M.  Law's History: American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History.  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2012.  568 pp.  (cloth, $99.00).
Rasmussen, Jamie Pamela.  The Missouri State Penitentiary:  170 Years Inside “The Walls.”  Columbia, Mo.:  University of Missouri Press, 2012.  136 pp.  (paper, $16.95).

Reid, John Phillip. Legitimating the Law: The Struggle for Judicial Competency in Early National New Hampshire. DeKalb, Ill.:  Northern Illinois University Press, 2012.  252 pp.  (cloth, $48.00).

Riser, R. Volney.  Defying Disfranchisement:  Black Voting Rights Activism in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1908.  Baton Rouge, La.:  Louisiana State University Press, 2012.  336 pp.  Paperback ed.  (cloth, $40.00, paper, $24.95, ebook).

Rutherglen, George. Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 224 pp.  (cloth, $39.95).

Schweninger, Loren.  Families in Crisis in the Old South:  Divorce, Slavery, and the Law.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2012.  256 pp.  (cloth, $49.95, ebook).

Schorr, David.  The Colorado Doctrine:  Water Rights, Corporations, and Distributive Justice on the American Frontier.  New Haven, Conn.:  Yale University Press, 2012.  256 pp.  (cloth, $65.00, ebook).

Steffes, Tracy L.  School, Society, and State:  A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890-1940.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2012.  204 pp.  (cloth, $40.00, ebook).

Stuart, Douglas T.  Creating the National Security State:  A History of the Law That Transformed America. Princeton, N.J.:  Princeton University Press, 2012.  358 pp.  Paperback ed.  (cloth, $45.00, paper, $27.95, ebook).

Tarr, G. Alan.  Without Fear or Favor:  Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability in the States.  Stanford, Calif.:  Stanford University Press, 2012.  280 pp.  (cloth, $85.00, paper, $27.95, ebook).

Thompson, Peter and Peter S. Onuf.  State and Citizen:  British America and the Early United States.  Charlottesville, Va.:  University of Virginia Press, 2013.   Jeffersonian America.  336 pp.  (cloth, $49.50, ebook).

Weil, Patrick.  The Sovereign Citizen:  Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.  Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism.  224 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $34.95).

Weiner, Dana Elizabeth.  Race and Rights:  Fighting Slavery and Prejudice in the Old Northwest, 1830-1870.  DeKalb, Ill.:  Northern Illinois University Press, 2012.  325 pp.  (cloth, $38.00).

Williams, Keira V.  Gendered Politics in the Modern South:  The Susan Smith Case and the Rise of a New Sexism.  Baton Rouge, La.:  Louisiana State University Press, 2012.  272 pp.  (cloth, $39.95, ebook).

Witkowski, Monica C.  Women at Law in Early Colonial Maryland.  El Paso, Tex.:  LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2012.  Law and Society:  Recent Scholarship.  230 pp.  (cloth, $70.00).

Woeste, Vicky.  Henry Ford’s War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2012.  424 pp.  (cloth, $55.00, ebook).

(This list is compiled from H-LAW reviews, publishers’ websites, Amazon.com, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.  The list includes titles published between summer and fall 2012.  The list makes no claim to be comprehensive and, in order to ensure inclusion, authors and publishers are encouraged to submit new book information to huebner@rhodes.edu.)

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