Friday, April 3, 2020

LHR 38:1

Law and History Review 38:1 (February 2020) is available online.

In This Issue

Intertwined Itineraries: Debt, Decolonization, and International Law in Post-World War II South Asia by Kalyani Ramnath

Forum: Cultural Expertise

Introduction: Why a History of Cultural Expertise? by Livia Holden

Cultural Expertise and Law: An Historical Overview by Livia Holden

The Indian Panchayat, Access to Knowledge and Criminal Prosecutions in Colonial Bombay, 1827–61, by James Jaffe

Cultural Expertise in Iran: From the Pahlavi Dynasty to Contemporary Diasporas by Soudabeh Marin

Historians at the Court: How Cultural Expertise in Qing Law Contributes to the Invention of Hong Kong “Chinese Customary Law” by Jérôme Bourgon

Judging the Communist Past: Historians and Cultural Expertise in Polish Administrative Courts by Stanislaw Burdziej

Expert Testimony in the Social Sciences: A Historical Overview of Contemporary Issues by Lawrence Rosen

Forum: Regulating Age of Consent in the British Empire

Accounting for Colonial Legal Personhood: New Intersectional Histories from the British Empire by Antoinette Burton

Withholding Consent to Conjugal Relations within Child Marriages in Colonial India: Rukhmabai's Fight, by Kanika Sharma

Intimate Violence in Colonial Bengal: A Death, a Trial and a Law, 1889–1891 by Tanika Sarkar

Cultures of Sex, Laws of Difference: Age of Consent Law and the Forging of a Fraternal Contract on the Margins of the Nineteenth-Century British Empire by Nafisa Essop Sheik

The Problem of African Girlhood: Raising the Age of Consent in the Cape of Good Hope, 1893–1905 by Elizabeth Thornberry

“Precocious Girls”: Age of Consent, Class and Family in Late Nineteenth-Century England by Laura Lammasniemi

Vernacularizing Justice: Age of Consent and a Legal History of the British Empire by Ishita Pande

Book Reviews

Johanna Ransmeier, Sold People: Traffickers and Family Life in Northern China, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. 408. $51.50 hardcover (ISBN 9780674971974)
Xiaoping Cong

Tamar Herzog, A Short History of European Law: The Last Two and a Half Millennia, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018. Pp. vi + 289. Paperback $18.95 (ISBN 9780674237865).
Mia Korpiola

Jens Meierhenrich, The Remnants of the Rechtsstaat: An Ethnography of Nazi Law, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. ix + 437. $61.00 hardcover (ISBN 9780198814412).
Peter C. Caldwell

Philip Girard, Jim Phillips, and R. Blake Brown, A History of Law in Canada-Volume One-Beginnings to 1866, Toronto: The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and University of Toronto Press, 2018. Pp xvii + 904. $120.00 (Canadian) hardcover (ISBN 9781487504632).
Jonathan Swainger

Caroline R. Sherman, The Uses of the Dead: The Early Modern Development of Cy-Près Doctrine, Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. Pp. xvi + 461. $75.00 hardcover (ISBN 9780813229508).
Maureen E. Brady

Eric Lomazoff, Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics & Law in the Early American Republic, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2018. Pp. 256. $90.00 hardcover (ISBN 9780226579313); $30.00 paper (ISBN 9780226579450); $10.00–$30.00 e-book (ISBN 9780226579597).
Hannah A. Farber

Robert C. McGreevey, Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018. Pp. 264. $45.00 hardcover (ISBN 978150171614X).
Marisol LeBrón

Amanda L. Tyler, Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. 464. $85.00 hardcover (ISBN 9780199856664).
Lee Kovarsky

Rebecca Zietlow, The Forgotten Emancipator: James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. 217. $51.99 hardcover (ISBN 9781316155059).
Cynthia Nicoletti

--Dan Ernst