Friday, May 4, 2012

On the LHB Facebook Page: Labor

If you checked in on the blog’s Facebook page this week, you saw suggested reading on International law including Jenny Martinez’s new book, The Slave Trade and the Originsof International Human Rights Law, David Golove and Daniel Hulsebosch’s article “A Civilized Nation: the Early American Constitution, the Law ofNations, and the Pursuit of International Recognition,” and this post from last year by Ben Coates on “Law, Expertise, and Ideology in U.S. Foreign Relations.”  Plus, some suggested viewing: John Fabian Witt's February 2011 lecture at Yale Law School on "Lincoln's Code: The Puzzling History of the Laws of War."

Since we just celebrated both May Day (International Workers' Day) and Law Day (more on that, here) this week, it seems appropriate to spotlight labor law.  So this upcoming week, we’ll have suggested readings and sources on labor and legal history, starting with our own Dan Ernst’s book, Lawyers Against Labor: From Individual Rights to Corporate Liberalism on the lawyers who worked against trade unions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  Check out the Facebook Page all week for more on labor and the law.