Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Books in U.S. Constitutional/Legal History: Spring 2014 Edition

And now what you've all been waiting for: the Spring 2014 edition of New Books in U.S. Constitutional/Legal History, edited by Timothy S. Huebner (Rhodes College). Thanks, as usual, to Professor Huebner for this tremendous service to the field.
Ackerman, Bruce.  We the People, Volume 3:  The Civil Rights Revolution.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  432 pp.  (cloth, $35.00).

Agee, Christopher Lowen.  The Streets of San Francisco:  Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2014.  256 pp.  (cloth, $45.21, ebook).

Anastaplo, George.  Reflections on Slavery and the Constitution.  Lanham, Md.:  Lexington Books, 2013.  344 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $39.99, ebook).

Batvinis, Raymond J.  Hoover’s Secret War Against Axis Spies:  FBI Counterespionage during World War II.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2014.  312 pp.  (cloth, $34.95).

Barker, Gordon S.  Fugitive Slaves and the Unfinished American Revolution:  Eight Cases, 1848-1856.  Jefferson, N.C.:  McFarland, 2013.  232 pp.  (paper, $45.00, ebook).

Belton, Robert.  The Crusade for Equality in the Workplace:  The Griggs v. Duke Power Story.  Stephen L. Wasby, ed.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2014.  424 pp.  (cloth, $39.95, ebook).

Ben-Atar, Doron S. and Richard D. Brown.  Taming Lust:  Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic.  Philadelphia, Pa.:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.  216 pp.  (cloth, $34.95, ebook).

Blee, Lisa.  Framing Chief Leschi:  Narrative and the Politics of Historical Justice.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2014.  320 pp.  (cloth, $32.95, ebook).

Bravin, Jess.  Terror Courts:  Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay.  New Haven, Conn.:  Yale University Press, 2014.  456 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $20.00, ebook).

Compton, John W. The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  272 pp.  (cloth, $45.00).

Corley, Pamela C., Amy Steigerwalt, Artemus Ward.  The Puzzle of Unanimity:  Consensus on the Supreme Court.  Stanford, Calif.  Stanford University Press, 2013.  Stanford Law Books.  216 pp.  (cloth, $50.00, ebook).

Curtis, Christopher Michael.  Jefferson’s Freedholders and the Politics of Ownership in the Old Dominion.  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2014.  270 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $28.99, ebook).

Dayton, Cornelia and Sharon V. Salinger.  Robert Love’s Warnings:  Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.  272 pp.  (cloth, $34.95, ebook).

Dillon, Mark C.  The Montana Vigilantes, 1863-1870:  Gold, Guns, and Gallows.  Ogden, Utah:  Utah State University Press, distributed by University Press of Colorado, 2013.  449 pp.  (cloth, $34.95, ebook).

Downs, Gregory.  Declarations of Dependence:  The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2014.  360 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $27.95, ebook)

Dunn, Joshua M.  Complex Justice:  The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2014.  240 pp.  (paper, $32.50, ebook).

Ellis, Richard J.  Judging the Boy Scouts of America:  Gay Rights, Freedom of Association, and the Dale Case.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2014.  272 pp.  (cloth, $34.95, ebook).

Ernst, Daniel.  Tocqueville’s Nightmare:  The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2014.  240 pp.  (cloth, $39.95, ebook).

Farganis, Dion and Justin Wedeking.  Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings in the U.S. Senate:  Reconsidering the Charade.  Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 2014.  176 pp.  (cloth, $60.00).

Ferren, John M.  Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court:  The Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2014.  592 pp.  (cloth, $47.50, ebook).

Finkelman, Paul.  The Supreme Court: Controversies, Cases, and Characters from John Jay to John Roberts.  Santa Barbara, Calif.:  ABC-CLIO, 2013.  4 vols.  (cloth, $399.00, ebook).

Fisher, Louis. Constitutional Conflicts between Congress and the President.  Sixth Edition, Revised.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2014.  384 pages.  (cloth , $39.95, paper,  $19.95).

Fischer, Louis.  On the Supreme Court:  Without Illusion or Idolatry.  Boulder, Col.:  Paradigm Publishers, 2014.   258 pp.  (cloth, $150.00, paper, $28.95).

Garland, Libby.  After They Closed the Gates:  Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2014.  312 pp.  (cloth, $45.00, ebook).

Garrison, Arthur H.  Supreme Court Jurisprudence in Times of National Crisis, Terrorism, and War:  A Historical Perspective.  Lanham, Md.:  Lexington Books, 2013.  500 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $48.99, ebook).

Goodall, Alex.  Loyalty and Liberty:  American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era.  Urbana, Ill.  University of Illinois Press, 2014.  336 pp.  (cloth, $55.00).

Gould, Lewis L. Chief Executive to Chief Justice: Taft betwixt the White House and Supreme Court. 2014.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2014.  216 pp.  (cloth, $39.95, ebook).

Greenberg, Ivan.  Surveillance in America:  Critical Analysis of the FBI, 1920 to the Present.  Lanham, Md.:  Lexington Books, 2013.  398 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $44.99, ebook).

Grisinger, Joanna L.  The Unwieldy American State:  Administrative Politics since the New Deal.  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2014.  324 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $31.99, ebook).

Gutfield, Arnon.  Treasure State Justice:  Judge George M. Bourquin, Defender of the Rule of Law.  Lubbock, Tex.:  Texas Tech University Press, 2014.  180 pp.  (cloth, $29.95).

Harvey, Anna.  A Mere Machine:  The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy.  New Haven, Conn.:  Yale University Press, 2013.  (cloth, $55.00, paper, $25.00, ebook).

Hoffer, Peter Charles, Williamjames Hull Hoffer, and N. E. H. Hull. The Supreme Court: An Essential History.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2014.  492 pages,  Paperback ed.  (paper, $29.95).

Huret, Romain D.  American Tax Resisters.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  384 pp.  (cloth, $29.95).

Kahana, Jeffrey Steven.  The Unfolding of American Labor Law: Judges, Workers and Public Policy Across Two Political Generations, 1790-1850.  El Paso, Tex.:  LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2014.  Law and Society:  Recent Scholarship.  350 pp.  (cloth, $85.00).

Kalman, Laura.  Yale Law School and the Sixties:  Revolt and Reverberations.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2014.  Studies in Legal History.  488 pp.  (cloth, $49.95, ebook).

Kehoe, Alice Beck.  A Passion for the True and Just:  Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen and the Indian New Deal.  Tuscon, Ariz.,  University of Arizona Press, 2014.  256 pp.  (cloth, $55.00).

Kimball, Bruce A.  The Inception of Modern Professional Education:  C.C. Langdell, 1826-1906.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2014.  Studies in Legal History.  448 pp. Paperback ed.  (paper, $47.50, ebook).

Knauer, Christine.  Let Us Fight As Free Men:  Black Soldiers and Civil Rights.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.  352 pp.  (cloth, $49.95, ebook).

Kutulas, Judy.  The American Civil Liberties Union and the Making of Modern Liberalism, 1930-1960.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2014.  320 pp.  (paper, $35.00).

Langum, David Jr.,  Sr.  Quite Contrary:  The Litigious Life of Marry Bennett Love.  Lubbock, Tex.:  Texas Tech University Press, 2014.  256 pp.  (cloth, $34.95).

Lefer, David.  The Founding Conservatives:  How a Group of Unsung Heroes Saved the American Revolution.  New York:  Penguin, 2014.  416 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $18.00).

Leonard, Gerald.  The Invention of Party Politics:  Federalism, Popular Sovereignty, and Constitutional Development in Jacksonian Illinois.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2014.  Studies in Legal History.  344 pp.  (cloth, $35.00, ebook).

Levy, Leonard.  A License to Steal:  The Forfeiture of Property.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2014.  288 pp.  (paper, $32.50, ebook).

McCraw, Thomas K.  The Founders and Finance:  How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  496 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $22.50).

Magliocca, Gerard N.  The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan:  Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash.  New Haven, Conn.:  Yale University Press, 2014.  248 pp.  (paper, $35.00, ebook).

Masur, Louis.  Lincoln’s Hundred Days:  The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  384 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $18.95).

Mayeri, Serena.  Reasoning from Race:  Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  382 pp.  Paperback ed.  (paper, $22.50).

Mutch, Robert E.  Buying the Vote:  A History of Campaign Finance Reform.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2014.  380 pp.  (cloth, $34.95).

Nelson, Garrison.  With Maggie Steakley and James Montague.  Pathways to the Supreme Court:  From the Arena to the Monastery.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.  356 pp.  (cloth, $110.00, ebook).

Ngai, Mae M.  Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America.  Princeton, N.J.:  Princeton University Press, 2014.  Paperback ed.  416 pp.  (paper, $22.95).

Nye, Chad F.  Journalism and Justice in the Oklahoma City Bombing Trials.  El Paso, Tex.:  LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2014.  276 pp.  (cloth, $77.00).

O’Brien, David M.  Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics.  New York:  W.W. Norton, 2014.  10th ed.  374 pp.  (paper, $33.50).

Post, Robert C.  Citizens Divided:  Campaign Finance Reform and the Constitution.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  264 pp.  (cloth, $29.95, ebook).

Poucher, Judith G.  State of Defiance:  Challenging the Johns Committee’s Assault on Civil Liberties.  Gainesville, Fla.:  University Press of Florida, 2014.  236 pp.  (cloth, $24.95).

Risen, Clay.  The Bill of the Century:  The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act.  New York:  Bloomsbury Press, 2014.  320 pp.  (cloth, $28.00).

Rosenblatt, Albert M. and Julia C. Rosenblatt, eds.  Opening Statements:  Law, Jurisprudence, and the Legacy of Dutch New York.  Albany, N.Y.:  State University of New York Press, 2012.  268 pp.  (cloth, $35.00, ebook).

Rossum, Ralph A.  Understanding Clarence Thomas:  The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2013.  296 pp.  (cloth, $34.95, ebook).

Sarat, Austin.  Gruesome Spectacles:  Both Executions and America’s Death Penalty.  Stanford, Calif.:  Stanford University Press, 2014.  288 pp.  (cloth, $24.00, ebook).

Smith, J. Douglas.  On Democracy’s Doorstep: The Inside Story of the Supreme Court Decisions That Brought “One Person, One Vote” to the United States.  New York:  Hill & Wang, 2014.  384 pp.  (cloth, $35.00, ebook).

Smith, Steven D.  The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  240 pp.  (cloth, $39.95).

Tsai, Robert L.  America’s Forgotten Constitutions:  Defiant Visions of Power and Community.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  368 pp.  (cloth, $35.00).

Tsesis, Alexander.  For Liberty and Equality:  The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2014.  410 pp.  Paperback ed.  (Paper, $24.95).

Underwood, James Lowell.  Deadly Censorship:  Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press.  Columbia, S.C.:  University of South Carolina Press, 2014.  308 pp.  (cloth, $39.95, ebook).

VanderVelde, Lea.  Redemption Songs:  Suing for Freedom Before Dred Scott.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.  320 pp.  (cloth, $29.95).

Wallenstein, Peter.  Race, Sex, and the Freedom to Marry:  Loving v. Virginia.  Lawrence, Kan.:  University Press of Kansas, 2014.  296 pp.  (cloth, $39.95, paper, $19.95, ebook).

White, Jonathan D.  Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln. Baton Rouge, La.:  Louisiana State University Press, 2014.  296 pp.  (cloth, $39.95, ebook).

Williams, Donald E., Jr.  Prudence Crandall’s Legacy:  The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education.   Middletown, Conn.:  Wesleyan University Press, distributed by University Press of New England, 2014.  476 pp.  (cloth, $35.00, ebook).

(This list is compiled from H-LAW reviews, publishers’ websites, and the Chronicle of Higher Education and includes titles published between winter 2013-2014 and summer 2014.  Intended as a service to the profession, the list makes no claim to be comprehensive.  In order to ensure inclusion, authors and publishers are encouraged to submit new book information to huebner@rhodes.edu.)

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