Sunday, January 28, 2007

Recent Books and Dissertations in American Legal and Constitutional History

The Journal of American History list of Recent Scholarship for March 2007 includes the dissertations and books below in its Legal and Constitutional History category. For articles, click here. For the full list of recent scholarship, click here.


Millar, Ronald B., “Coalition Networks and Policy Learning: Interest Groups on the Losing Side of Legal Change” (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005). Order No. DA3207020.

Szmer, John Joseph, “Unequal Justice Under Law? The Effects of Party and Attorney Capability on United States Supreme Court Decision Making” (University of South Carolina, 2005). Order No. DA3201367.


Funke, Thomas Gerrith, Die Religionsfreiheit im Verfassungsrecht der usa: Historische Entwicklung und Stand der Verfassungsrechtsprechung (Religious freedom in the constitutional law of the United States: Historical development and the state of constitutional jurisdiction). (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2006. 183 pp. €68,80, isbn 3-428-11379-9.) In German.

Haynes, John Earl, and Harvey Klehr, Early Cold War Spies: The Espionage Trials That Shaped American Politics. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xii, 251 pp. Cloth, $55.00, isbn 978-0-521-85738-3. Paper, $19.99, isbn 978-0-521-67407-2.)

Janus, Eric S., Failure to Protect: America’s Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. xii, 184 pp. $35.00, isbn 978-0-8014-4378-7.)

McAfee, Thomas B., Jay S. Bybee, and A. Christopher Bryant, Powers Reserved for the People and the States: A History of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments—A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution. (Westport: Praeger, 2006. xvi, 290 pp. $144.95, isbn 0-313-31372-5.)

Orth, John V., How Many Judges Does It Take to Make a Supreme Court? And Other Essays on Law and the Constitution. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006. xviii, 134 pp. Cloth, $25.00, isbn 0-7006-1478-8. Paper, $12.95, isbn 0-7006-1479-6.)

Simon, James F., Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President’s War Powers. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. 324 pp. $27.00, isbn 978-0-7432-5032-0.)

Sracic, Paul A., San Antonio v. Rodriguez and the Pursuit of Equal Education: The Debate over Discrimination and School Funding. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006. xii, 169 pp. Cloth, $29.95, isbn 0-7006-1483-4. Paper, $15.95, isbn 0-7006-1484-2.)

Steiner, Mark E., An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006. x, 272 pp. $42.00, isbn 978-0-87580-358-6.)

Tamanaha, Brian Z., Law as a Means to an End: Threat to the Rule of Law. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xii, 254 pp. Cloth, $75.00, isbn 978-0-521-86952-2. Paper, $29.99, isbn 978-0-521-68967-0.)