Monday, May 1, 2017

LHR 35:1: Forum on "Slavery and the Boundaries of Legality" -- and More

This year's first issue of the Law and History Review is out. Volume 35, issue 1 begins with a Forum, titled "'A Crime Against Humanity': Slavery and The Boundaries of Legality, Past and Present":
Introduction: “A Crime Against Humanity”: Slavery and The Boundaries of Legality, Past and Present
Ariela Gross
Social Facts, Legal Fictions, and the Attribution of Slave Status: The Puzzle of Prescription
Rebecca J. Scott

Illegal Enslavement, International Relations, and International Law on the Southern Border of Brazil
Keila Grinberg

Blind Justice: The United States's Failure to Curb the Illegal Slave Trade
Randy J. Sparks

“Like the Pirate and the Slave Trader Before Him”: Precedent and Analogy in Contemporary Law and Literature
Jenny S. Martinez, Lisa Surwillo

The New Abolitionism, International Law, and the Memory of Slavery
Ariela J. Gross, Chantal Thomas

Concluding Thoughts: Boundary Crossings: Slavery and Freedom, Legality and Illegality, Past and Present
Alejandro De La Fuente, Ariela Gross
Every Man His Own Avenger: Landlord Remedies and the Antebellum Roots of the Crop Lien and Chattel Mortgage in the United States
Adam Wolkoff

The Devil's Daughter of Hell Fire: Anger's Role in Medieval English Felony Cases
Elizabeth Papp Kamali

Closing the Courtroom: Press Restrictions and Criminal Trials in Late Nineteenth Century Germany
Barnet Hartston

Narratives of “Sodomy” and “Unnatural Offenses” in the Courts of Mandate Palestine (1918–48)
Orna Alyagon Darr

Book Reviews
Evelyn Atkinson reviews Kevin Butterfield, The Making of Tocqueville's America: Law and Association in the Early United States, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Gautham Rao reviews Nicholas R. Parrillo, Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780–1940, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.
R. Michael Feener reviews Iza R. Hussin, The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority, and the Making of the Muslim State, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Edward A. Purcell reviews Susanna L. Blumenthal, Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.
Reşat Kasaba reviews Umut Özsu, Formalizing Displacement: International Law and Population Transfers, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. 169. 
Barry Cushman reviews Karen M. Tani, States of Dependency: Welfare, Rights, and American Governance, 1935–1972, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Sam Lebovic reviews Donna T. Haverty-Stacke, Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR, New York: New York University Press, 2015.