Saturday, June 18, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • The Supreme Court Historical Society has announced the virtual conversation, The Jay Family of New York: Abolition, Slavery and an Enslaved Woman Named Abigail: A Conversation between Martha Jones and David Gellman, to be held on July 26, 2022, starting at 12:00 PM ET.  More.
  • Scott Gerber, Ohio Northern University,  reviews Evan Haefeli’s Accidental Pluralism: America and the Religious Politics of English Expansion, 1497–1662 (Law & Liberty).
  • Kyle Mays, University of California, Los Angeles, discusses his new book, City of Dispossessions: Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, and the Creation of Modern Detroit (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022) (Current).
  • Podcast aficionados, we've had History is Us, by Eddie S. Galude, Princeton University, commended to us, and, two episodes in, we can say that we are enjoying and learning from Joshua Lash's four-part podcast on the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which is the first season of the Patheos series, From Sin to Saint.  DRE
  • ICYMI: The records of the Sojourner Truth’s freedom suit for her son have been discovered (AP NEWS).  A video on same from USA Today.  The Surprising History of Abortion Rights (CNN).  Before Roe: the abortionist Nathan Rappaport (Slate).  The New Haven Roots of Roe v. Wade (New Haven Independent).   "Blue discharges" and homosexual behavior in the US military (History Channel).  A Short History of LGBTQ Rights at UVA Law and Beyond (UVA Law).  The worst decision of the Washington State Supreme Court (Chronicle).

 Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.