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Conversation: Katherine Turk, Chelsea del Rio and Nicholas Syrett discuss Alison Lefkovitz’ Strange Bedfellows

One of the most highly anticipated new works in postwar American legal history is Alison Lefkovitz’ Strange Bedfellows: Marriage in the Era of Women’s Liberation.  As the book’s publisher puts it, “Examining the effects of law and politics on the intimate space of the home, Strange Bedfellows recounts how the marriage revolution at once instituted formal legal...

Deja Vu and the Gendered Origins of the Practice of Immigration Law: The Immigrants’ Protective League, 1907-1940

Felice Batlan is Professor of Law, Director of the Institute for Compliance, and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and the Humanities at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.  She was previously an Associate Editor of Law and History Review.  She is the author of several major works, including Women and Justice for the Poor: A History...

A Happy Couple: The Docket and Law and History Review

What exactly is a ‘Bobfest’!?  Here’s a quick preview of what’s to come at The Docket and Law and History Review! ***   All academics know that the term ‘summer break’ is silly. If anything, we get busier in the summer as we use a brief reprieve from teaching and other campus-based responsibilities to dive into...

The Price of Education: An Interview with Esther Cyna

Esther Cyna, a leading new voice about the problem of school funding in the United States, recently took some time to answer a few questions about her work. ***   Equity and Excellence: Esther Cyna Discusses School Funding in America   Esther Cyna, PhD Student and Department Doctoral Fellow in History and Education at Teacher’s...

Public Trust and Public Access: Deborah Dinner Reviews Andrew Kahrl’s Free the Beaches

Public Trust and Public Access: Deborah Dinner Reviews Free the Beaches Andrew W. Kahrl, Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Exclusive Shoreline, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. Pp. 376. $27 cloth (ISBN: 9780300215144).   On July 4, 1974, a daring, no-holds-barred activist named Ned Coll launched...

“The Beginning of the End” of Klan Terror: Joseph Bagley Reviews James Turner’s Memoir of Three Trials

“The Beginning of the End” of Klan Terror: Joseph Bagley Reviews James Turner’s Memoir of Three Trials James P. Turner, Selma and the Liuzzo Murder Trials: The First Modern Civil Rights Convictions, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018. Pp. 110. $65.00 cloth (ISBN 978-0-472-07374-0); $19.95 paper (ISBN 978-0-472-05374-2). doi:10.3998/mpub.9753373 Jim Turner, a veteran of...