Wednesday, May 16, 2007

US Legal History: The View from Poland

The transnational dimensions of legal history scholarship can be seen in an interesting journal featured on the American Studies Association web directory to worldwide American studies journals.

Ad Americam is the journal of the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at Jagiellonion University in Krakow, Poland.

The U.S. Legal System is the focus of vol. 6. Here's the table of contents:

The Eighth Amendment and The Concept of Human Dignity
By Patrycja Prostak

From no Protection to High Protection: The Supreme Court on Commercial Speech (1942-1976)
By Pawel Laidler

The Separation of Church and State in the United States. Roy Moore and the Ten Commandments Controversy
By Rafal Prostak

After Affirmative Action
By Radoslaw Rybkowski

U.S. Intervention in Iran (1951-1953)
By Marcin Fatalski

The Main Dimensions of Sino-American Relations 1989-2001
By Marcin Grabowski

Examples of Stock Market Crimes in the United States
By Tomasz Gornikowski

An Explosive Decade. Attitudes of Young People towards the Events of the 1960s in the United States
By Kinga Guzik

Polish-American Military Co-operation in Peace Support Operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1996-1999)
By Dariusz Kozerawski

The Development of American Mass Communication Research
By Tomasz Pludowski

Canada and the European Union in a Comparative Perspective. What brings them closer together in the face of relations with the United States?
By Michal Steckiw

Historical and Ideological Heritage in the Thought of Ayn Rand
By Anna Citkowska-Kimla

The Siren Songs of Rhetoric: On the Rhetorical in Stanley Fish’s Critical Performance
By Leszek Drong

McCarthy and the Press
By Katarzyna Hauzer

The journal is published in English. For the Polish take on these issues in U.S. legal history, you can access the articles here.
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