Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Books in U.S. Legal and Constitutional History

H-Law has posted a helpful list of new books in U.S. constitutional and legal history. Some of these works are about to be released, and some listings are for new paperbacks of previously published works. Works by a number of your favorite legal history luminaries are included, and many of the books are priced in a way that readers, and not only libraries, can purchase them.

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New Books in U.S. Constitutional/Legal History
Fall Edition, 2008
compiled by Timothy S. Huebner, Rhodes College

Allen, Howard W., Jerome M. Clubb, and Vincent A. Lacey, Race, Class, and the Death Penalty: Capital Punishment in American History. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2008. 239 pp. (cloth, $65.00).
Baatz, Simon. For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder that Shocked Chicago. New York: Harper, 2008. 560 pp. (cloth, $27.95).
Baer, Frances Lisa. Resistance to Public School Desegregation: Little Rock,Arkansas, and Beyond. El Paso, Tex. LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2008. 328pp. (cloth, $80.00).
Bodenhamer, David J. and James W. Ely Jr. The Bill of Rights in Modern America. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2008. Rev. ed. 304 pp. (cloth, $55.00).
Capozolla, Chris. Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern Citizen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 352 pp. (cloth, $35.00).
Cornell, Saul. A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 288 pp. (paper, $14.95).
Dinnerstein, Leonard. The Leo Frank Case. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, rev. ed., 2008. 280 pp. (paper, $19.95).
Dudziak, Mary. Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 272 pp. (cloth, $24.95)
Edling, Max M. A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S.Constitution and the Making of the American State. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 336 pp. (paper, $19.95).
Eskridge, William. Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America,1861-2003. New York: Viking, 2008. 528 pp.
Feldman, Stephen M. Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 544 pp. (cloth, $55.00).
Finan, Chris. From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America. New York: Beacon Press, 2008. (paper,$18.00).
Finkelman, Paul and Donald R. Kennon,eds., Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism: From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2008. 312 pp. (cloth, $46.95).
Gless, Alan G. The History of Nebraska Law. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2008. Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest. 384 pp. (cloth, $49.95).
Goldman, Robert M. One Man Out: Curt Flood versus Baseball. Lawrence, Kan.:University Press of Kansas, 2008. Landmark Law Cases and American Society.200 pp. (cloth, $35.00, paper, $16.95)
Goldstone, Lawrence. The Activist: John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the Myth of Judicial Review, 2008. New York: Walker and Company. 272 pp. (cloth, $25.00).
Gross, Ariela. What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008. 384 pp. (cloth, $29.95).
Hall, Kermit L. and Peter Karsten. The Magic Mirror: Law in American History, New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. second ed. 480 pp. (cloth, $69.95)
Hamburger, Philip. Law and Judicial Duty. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008. 704 pp. (cloth, $49.95).
Harrington, Matthew. Jay and Ellsworth, The First Courts: Justices,Rulings, and Legacy. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2008. 309 pp.Supreme Court Handbooks. (cloth, $65.00)
Hoffer, Peter Charles. Treason Trials of Aaron Burr. Lawrence, Kan.:University Press of Kansas, 2008. Landmark Law Cases and American Society.224 pp. (cloth, $35.00, paper $16.95)
Huebner, Timothy S. The Southern Judicial Tradition: State Judges and Sectional Distinctiveness, 1790-1890. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 2008. Paperback ed. Studies in the Legal History of the South (Paper, $22.95).
Hulsebosch, Daniel J. Constituting Empire: New York and the Transformation of Constitutionalism in the Atlantic World, 1664-1830. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina, 2008. Studies in Legal History (cloth, $45.00, paper, $24.95).
Kyvig, David E. The Age of Impeachment: American Constitutional Culture since 1960. Lawrence, Kan., University Press of Kansas, 2008. 554 pp. (cloth, $34.95)
Maveety, Nancy. Queen’s Court: Judicial Power in the Rehnquist Era.Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 2008. 194 pp. (cloth, $29.95).
Meyerson, Michael I. Liberty's Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the World. New York: Basic Books, 2008. 314 pp. (cloth, $26.00).
Miller, William G. Faith, Reason, and Consent: Legislating Morality in Early American States. El Paso, Tex.: LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2008. 298 pp. (cloth, $80.00).
Nourse, Victoria F. In Reckless Hands: Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near-Triumph of American Eugenics. New York: Norton, 2008. 256 pp.(cloth, $24.95).
Reid, John Phillip. Legislating the Courts: Judicial Dependence in Early National New Hampshire. DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press,2008. 224 pp. (cloth, $34.00).
Scherer, Mark R. and James W. Hewitt. Rights in the Balance: Free Press,Fair Trial, and Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart. Lubbock, Tex. Texas Tech University Press, 2008. 256 pp. (cloth, $40.00)
Siegal, Barry. Claim of Privilege: A Mysterious Plane Crash, A Landmark Supreme Court Case, and the Rise of State Secrets. New York: Harper, 2008.400 pp. (cloth, $25.95).
Thomas, George. The Madisonian Constitution. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. 264 pp. (cloth, $50.00).
Vile, John R., William D. Pederson, and Frank J. Williams. James Madison:Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2008. 368 pp. (cloth, $55.00, paper, $26.95).
Wittern-Keller, Laura and Raymond J. Haberski Jr., Miracle Case: Film Censorship and the Supreme Court. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 2008. Landmark Law Cases and American Society. 256 pp. (cloth, $35.00; paper, $16.95)
Wolf, Michael Allan. The Zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler. Lawrence,Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 2008. Landmark Law Cases and American Society. 208 pp. (cloth, $35.00, paper, $16.95)
Wunder, John R. and Joann M. Ross, eds., The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. 236 pp. (paper,$30.00).
Zelden, Charles. Bush v. Gore: Exposing the Hidden Crisis in American Democracy. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 2008. 390 pp. (cloth, $34.95).
This list is compiled from publishers’ websites and Amazon.com and includes titles published between June and November 2008. Authors are encouraged to submit information on upcoming books to Timothy S. Huebner at huebner@rhodes.edu.

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