Saturday, March 7, 2020

Weekend Roundup

  • Lately, the History Office of the Federal Judicial Center has been supplementing its usual tweets with threads on particular federal cases. Here is one on Amistad; ongoing is one on Ableman v. Booth.
  • The American Historical Association is now accepting nominations for its 2020 awards and prizes, including the Littleton-Griswold Prize for “the most distinguished book on US law and society, broadly defined.”
  • The March 2020 issue of the Journal of American History is out with the following principal articles:  “The Properties of Capitalism: Industrial Enclosures in the South and the West after the American Civil War,” by Emma Teitelman; “Truth in the Jungle of Literature, Science, and Politics: Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Food Control Reforms during the Progressive Era,” by Rüdiger Graf; “The Evolution of Environmental (In)Justice in Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1900– 2000,” by Andrew Gutkowski; and “Bananas North, Deportees South: Punishment, Profits, and the Human Costs of the Business of Deportation,” by Adam Goodman.
  • ICYMI: Henry J. Abraham, a historian of the US Supreme Court, has died (WaPo).  Baylor law, history students ‘relitigate’ Boston Massacre trial 250 years later. “Corpus linguistics” originalism on the Second Amendment (HNN). A University of North Georgia student and the keys to Leo Frank’s cell (Gainesville Times).
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.