Law / History of law

Best Selling

icon Subscribe to feed

Browse

Best Selling

New Releases

 

Category

Delete History of law

 

Language

English (149)

French (2)

German (1)

Spanish (9)

Italian (46)

 

Protection

All (158)

DRM Free (9)

DRM (149)

More options

The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the survivors of one of the worst disasters in coal-mining history brought s uit against the coal company--and won

by Gerald M. Stern

One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's...


Tales from Tennessee Lawyers

by William Lynwood Montell

Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Tennessee are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist William Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers...


The Legal History of Wales

by Thomas Glyn Watkin

The first comprehensive history of law in Wales from before the Romans to Devolution.


Courtroom Avenger: The Challenges and Triumphs of Robert Habush

by Kurt Chandler

This is a profile of Robert Habush, a prolific and esteemed trial lawyer based in Milwaukee. He's a lawyer whose is recognized by his peers as a lawyer who is always fighting for the little guy against the big...


The Duty to ACT: Tort Law, Power, and Public Policy

by Marshall S. Shapo

A woman terrified by the threats of a jilted suitor is denied police protection. A workman collapses on the job and the employer is slow to help him. A bully in a bar begins to carry out threats of serious injury...


The History of Indiana Law

by David J. Bodenhamer & Randall T. Shepard

Long regarded as a center for middle-American values, Indiana is also a cultural crossroads that has produced a rich and complex legal and constitutional heritage. The History of Indiana Law traces this history...


The Spanish Element in Texas Water Law

by Betty Eakle Dobkins

The Spanish element in Texas water law is a matter of utmost importance to many landholders whose livelihood is dependent on securing water for irrigation and to many communities particularly concerned about...


The Little Red Book of Wine Law: A Case of Legal Issues

by Carol Robertson

Following on the success of The Little Green Book of Golf Law, this fascinating book takes a look at how the world of wine, vineyards and wine drinking has intersected with the law. Modeled after a case of wine,...


The Doctrine of Judicial Review: Its Legal and Historical Basis and Other Essays

by Edward S. Corwin & Matthew J. Franck

This work famously discusses how the concept of judicial review evolved and was applied in several famous cases. When first published in 1914, it gave wide currency to Corwin’s ideas about constitutional interpretation...


The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War

by H. Robert Baker

On March 11, 1854, the people of Wisconsin prevented agents of the federal government from carrying away the fugitive slave, Joshua Glover. Assembling in mass outside the Milwaukee courthouse, they demanded...


The Mother Court: Tales of Cases that Mattered in America's Greatest Trial Court

by James D. Zirin & Robert M. Morgenthau

A fascinating chronicle of the history of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York—the most influential District court in the United States. It features the most famous trials of the period...


Approaching the U.S. Constitution: Sacred Covenant or Plaything for Lawyers and Judges

by Kerry L. Hunter

This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage...


Shaping US Military Law: Governing a Constitutional Military

by Joshua E. Kastenberg

Since the United States’ entry into World War II, the federal judiciary has taken a prominent role in the shaping of the nation’s military laws. Yet, a majority of the academic legal community studying the...


The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance: And Other Real Laws that Human Beings Actually Dreamed Up

by Kevin Underhill

Here's a collection of wacky written laws where each one was actually thought up by real human beings who then decided after writing it down and upon further reflection that yes, this would be a good rule that...


The Common Law

by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Common Law is a book about common law in the United states, including torts, property, contracts and crime, written by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. This classic is a must read for anyone...


The Second Amendment: A Biography

by Michael Waldman

Widely acclaimed at the time of its publication, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.

At a time of increasing gun violence in America, Waldman’s...


The Law of the Constitution

by A. V. Dicey

A year after the publication of Dicey's Law of the Constitution, William Gladstone was reading it aloud in the House of Commons, citing it as authority. It remains, to this day, a starting point for the study...


Custom: An Essay on Social Codes

by Ferdinand Tonnies & Mathieu Deflem

In Custom, Ferdinand Tönnies illustrates the relationship of custom to various aspects of culture, such as religion, gender, and family. Tönnies argues that all social norms are evolved from a basic sense...


Murder Was Not a Crime: Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic

by Judy E. Gaughan

Embarking on a unique study of Roman criminal law, Judy Gaughan has developed a novel understanding of the nature of social and political power dynamics in republican government. Revealing the significant relationship...


Latin American Law: A History of Private Law and Institutions in Spanish America

by M. C. Mirow

Private law touches every aspect of people's daily lives-landholding, inheritance, private property, marriage and family relations, contracts, employment, and business dealings-and the court records and legal...