Saturday, August 1, 2020

Weekend Roundup

  • Two new posts at Talking Legal History.  Guest Host Lesa Redmond, a first year student in the Department of History at Duke University, interviews Paul Finkelman, President of Gratz College, on his recently published Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South, 2d ed. (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2020).  Siobhan M.M. Barco discusses Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Cambridge University Press, 2020) with authors Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela Gross.
  • Congratulations to Annette Gordon-Reed on her University Professorship at Harvard University (Crimson; Gazette).
  • Now available as a free download, Racism in America: A Reader, with a Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed. (HUP).  “At Harvard University Press, we’ve had the honor of publishing some of the most influential books on the subject. The excerpts in this volume—culled from works of history, law, sociology, medicine, economics, critical theory, philosophy, art, and literature—are an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators.”  TOC here.
  • We've learned from Cambridge University Press that, after a Covid-19 related delay, the latest Law and History Review has been printed and will soon be mailed.
  • The directors of the FDR and LBJ Libraries discuss the friendship between the two presidents on Wednesday, August 5, at 2pm on Facebook Premiere in a session entitled The New Deal to the Great Society.
  • Much of interest in the latest (34:1) issue of Studies in American Political Development.  Check out, for example, Paul Musgrave, “Bringing the State Police In: The Diffusion of U.S. Statewide Policing Agencies, 1905–1941.”
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.