Thursday, April 21, 2011

New titles from Landmark Law Cases & American Society series

A recent review in the Law & Politics Book Review (of Herbert Johnson's Gibbons v. Ogden, below) prompted me to check up on the University of Kansas's Landmark Law Cases and American Society series. I found a bunch of new titles. Here's the list:
Charles L. Zelden, Bush v. Gore: Exposing the Hidden Crisis in American Democracy. Abridged and Updated (2010). [We posted a review of this one, here.]

Joyce A. Baugh, Detroit School Busing Case: Milliken v. Bradley and the Controversy over Desegregation (2011).

Peter Charles Hoffer, Free Press Crisis of 1800: Thomas Cooper’s Trial for Seditious Libel (2011).

Earl M. Maltz, Fugitive Slave on Trial: The Anthony Burns Case and Abolitionist Outrage (2010). [This case brings back memories of TAing Mary Frances Berry's undergraduate legal history course. A student wrote an entire paper on "the trails of Anthony Burns."]

Herbert A. Johnson, Gibbons v. Ogden: John Marshall, Steamboats, and the Commerce Clause (2010).

N. E. H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer, Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (2010).

Mark A. Weitz, Sleepy Lagoon Murder Case: Race Discrimination and Mexican-American Rights (2010).

Ralph A. Rossum, Supreme Court and Tribal Gaming: California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians (2011).
A full list of titles in the series is available here (scroll down).

Image credit: Anthony Burns image, from the Library of Congress's Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860 collection.