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1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal by Christopher Moore
The African Canadian Legal Odyssey: Historical Essays (Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History) by Barrington Walker
The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798: Testing the Constitution (Witness to History) by Terri Diane Halperin
America's Constitution: A Biography by Akhil Reed Amar
American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction by G. Edward White
At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire
Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States by Edward Foley
The Battle for the Black Ballot: Smith V. Allwright and the Defeat of the Texas All-White Primary by Charles L. Zelden
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work by Gillian Thomas
Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey by Linda Greenhouse
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court by Bob Woodward
Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy by James T. Patterson
The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the survivors of one of the worst disasters in coal-mining history brought suit against the coal company--and won by Gerald M. Stern
The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right by Michael J. Graetz
Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic Last Voyage of the Mignonette and the Strange Legal Proceedings to Which It Gave Rise by A. W. Brian Simpson
Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by Eric A. Stanley
Carnal Crimes: Sexual Assault Law in Canada, 1900-1975 by Constance Backhouse
The Case Against the Supreme Court by Erwin Chemerinsky
A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
Civil Rights Stories by Myriam Gilles
The Common Legal Past of Europe: 1000-1800 by Manlio Bellomo
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog
Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment by Carol S. Steiker
Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
Denial: Holocaust History on Trial by Deborah E. Lipstadt
Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault
Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row by Forrest Stuart
The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law by Jameel Jaffer
Environmental Law Stories by Richard J. Lazarua; Oliver A. Houck
Feminist Legal History: Essays on Women and Law by Tracy A. Thomas
The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America (Studies in Postwar American Political Development) by Naomi Murakawa
Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality by Jo Becker
The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution by Michael J. Klarman
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis
The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich
Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader by Julie A. Dowling
The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind--and Changed the History of Free Speech in America by Thomas Healy
Herculine Barbin (Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth Century French Hermaphrodite) by Herculine Adélaîde Barbin
Indelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America's Free Press by Richard Kluger
The Informant: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald
Inherently Unequal: The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 by Lawrence Goldstone
King John: And the Road to Magna Carta by Stephen Church
Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Equal Justice in a Divided Democracy by Walter Frank
Law in America: A Short History by Lawrence M. Friedman
Lawyers and Legal Culture in British North America: Beamish Murdoch of Halifax (Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History) by Philip Girard
A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (New Histories of American Law) by Laura F. Edwards
The Legal Ideology of Removal: The Southern Judiciary and the Sovereignty of Native American Nations (Studies in the Legal History of the South) by Tim Allan Garrison
Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice by Paul Butler
The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere (Studies in the Legal History of the South) by Robert J. Cottrol
Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by Mary Sarah Bilder
The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice by Sandra Day O'Connor
Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000 (New Histories of American Law) by Kunal M. Parker
The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country by Charlotte Gray
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
New York Times v. Sullivan: Civil Rights, Libel Law, and the Free Press (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) by Kermit L. Hall
No Constitutional Right to be Ladies by Linda K. Kerber
The Nuremberg Trial by Ann Tusa
Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience by Lawson Fusao Inada
The Origins of Reasonable Doubt: Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial (Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference) by James Q. Whitman
Our Undemocratic Constitution by Sanford Levinson
A People's History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons
Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism by Geoffrey R. Stone
Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections by Richard L. Hasen
Policing the National Body: Sex, Race, and Criminalization by Anannya Bhattacharjee
Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter by Jordan T. Camp
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris
Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Queer Action / Queer Ideas) by Joey Mogul
Race, Sex, and the Freedom to Marry: Loving v. Virginia (Landmark Law Cases & American Society) by Peter Wallenstein
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 by Pauline Maier
The Republic according to John Marshall Harlan (Studies in Legal History) by Linda Przybyszewski
Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence by Bruce H. Mann
Resistance behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women by Victoria Law
The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin
Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman
Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement by Bettye Collier-Thomas
Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution by John Paul Stevens
Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials by Marilynne K. Roach
Speaking Freely: Whitney v. California and American Speech Law (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) by Philippa Strum
Storming the Court: How a Band of Law Students Fought the President--and Won by Brandt Goldstein
Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson
The Taming of Free Speech: America's Civil Liberties Compromise by Laura Weinrib
Transgender Employment Experiences: Gendered Perceptions and the Law by Kyla Bender-Baird
Trying Leviathan by D. Graham Burnett
Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution by Laurence Tribe
Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice by Jael Silliman
Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor by Evelyn Nakano Glenn
White by Law : The Legal Construction of Race by Ian Lopez
Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement by Jennifer Nelson
You Have the Right to Remain Innocent by James Duane

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