Journal of American History

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Legal and Constitutional


Abrams, Kerry, and Peter Brooks, “Marriage as a Message: Same-Sex Couples and the Rhetoric of Accidental Procreation,” Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, 21 (Winter 2009), 1–35.

Bartels, Brandon L., “The Constraining Capacity of Legal Doctrine on the U.S. Supreme Court,” American Political Science Review, 103 (Aug. 2009), 474–95.

Berry, Michael J., “Controversially Executing the Law: George W. Bush and the Constitutional Signing Statement,” Congress & the Presidency, 36 (Sept.–Dec. 2009), 244–71.

Brooks, Tim, “Only in America: The Unique Status of Sound Recordings under U.S. Copyright Law and How It Threatens Our Audio Heritage,” American Music, 27 (Summer 2009), 125–37.

Cole, Jeannine, “‘Upon the Stage of Disorder’: Legalized Prostitution in Memphis and Nashville, 1863–1865,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 68 (Spring 2009), 40–65.

Horvat, Ana, “Praksa Vrhovnog suda SAD temeljem ‘Commerce Clause’ Ustava: Seizmograf mijena federalizma” (Practice of the Supreme Court of the usa based on the ‘commerce clause’ of the constitution: Seismograph of federalism change), Pravnik: Casopis za pravna i drustvena pitanja, 41 (2007), 95–124. In Croatian.

Kozuskanich, Nathan, “Originalism in a Digital Age: An Inquiry into the Right to Bear Arms,” Journal of the Early Republic, 29 (Fall 2009), 585–606.

LeComte, Richard, “Writers Blocked: The Debate over Public Lending Right in the United States during the 1980s,” Libraries & the Cultural Record, 44 (no. 4, 2009), 395–417.

Takahiro, Namiko, “19 seiki Ruijiana no hanzai to keibatsu” (Crimes and punishments in 19th-century Louisiana: The outcome of the failure of the Livingstone Code), Amerikashi Hyoron (Kyoto), 26 (2008), 1–25. In Japanese.

Volk, Kyle G., “The Peril’s of ‘Pure Democracy’: Minority Rights, Liquor Politics, and Popular Sovereignty in Antebellum America,” Journal of the Early Republic, 29 (Fall 2009), 641–679.


Allsep, L. Michael, Jr., “New Forms for Dominance: How a Corporate Lawyer Created the American Military Establishment” (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008). Order No. DA3331024.

Alverson, J. Bruce, “Country Lawyer in a Maverick Boom Town: The Legal Career of Harry Claiborne” (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2008). Order No. DA3338177.

Dukes, John Anthony, Sr, “The Effect of Furman v. Georgia on State Death Penalty Legislation” (University of South Carolina, 2008). Order No. DA3339058.

Lubin, Cheryl Beth, “Courting the Stage: Law, Drama, and the Performance of Law” (University of California, Los Angeles, 2008). Order No. DA3335975.

Shields, Christopher A., “An Analysis of Prosecutorial and Defense Strategies in Federal Terrorism Trials from 1980 to 2004” (University of Arkansas, 2008). Order No. DA3341235.

Tian, Dexin, “The Chinese Cultural Perceptions of Innovation, Fair Use, and the Public Domain: A Grass-Roots Approach to Studying the U.S.-China Copyright Disputes” (Bowling Green State University, 2008). Order No. DA3335442.


Beck, David R. M., Seeking Recognition: The Termination and Restoration of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, 1855–1984. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. xxii, 319 pp. $50.00, isbn 978-0-8032-2517-6.)

Fatovic, Clement, Outside the Law: Emergency and Executive Power. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. x, 352 pp. $55.00, isbn 978-0-8018-9362-9.)

Kautz, Steven, et al., eds., The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009. vi, 320 pp. $49.95, isbn 978-0-8122-4166-2.)

Mannino, Edward F., Shaping America: The Supreme Court and American Society. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2009. xxvi, 321 pp. $44.95, isbn 978-1-57003-857-0.)

Neuenschwander, John A., A Guide to Oral History and the Law. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xx, 167 pp. Cloth, $74.00, isbn 978-0-19-536597-9. Paper, $19.95, isbn 978-0-19-536596-2.)

Wood, W. Kirk, Nullification, a Constitutional History, 1776–1833, vol. 2: James Madison and the Constitutionality of Nullification, 1787–1828. (Lanham: University Press of America, 2009. lxviii, 307 pp. Paper, $48.00, isbn 978-0-7618-4568-3.)


Rakove, Jack N., ed., The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. (Cambridge: Belknap, 2009. xiv, 354 pp. $24.95, isbn 978-0-674-03606-2.)

Wickersham, James, Old Yukon: Tales, Trails, and Trials, ed. Terrence Cole. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2009. l, 302 pp. Paper, $29.95, isbn 978-1-60223-051-4.)

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