Thursday, May 13, 2021

Legal History in the Michigan Law Review Book Review Issue

As I noted recently on Twitter, the Michigan Law Review's Book Review Issue is chock full of legal history. Items of interest include:

Michele Goodwin, "A Different Type of Property: White Women and the Human Property They Kept." A Review of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet A. Jacobs, and They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers.

Lisa Heinzerling, "The Rule of Five Guys." A review of The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court, by Richard J. Lazarus. 

Shaun Ossei-Owusu, "Racial Revisionism." A review of The Enigma of Clarence Thomas, by Corey Robin.

Christina D. Ponsa-Kraus, "A Perfectly Empty Gift." A review of Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire, by Sam Erman.

Karen M. Tani, "Compensation, Commodification, and Disablement: How Law Has Dehumanized Laboring Bodies and Excluded Nonlaboring Humans." A review of Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era, by Nate Holdren.

Andrew Lanham, "The Geopolitics of American Policing." A review of Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing, by Stuart Schrader.

The full issue is available here.

-- Karen Tani