Book awards: J. Willard Hurst Prize

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Works (28)

The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton. Documents and Commentary. Volume 1. by Julius Jr. Goebel1980
The New Deal Lawyers by Peter Irons1984
Vengeance and Justice: Crime and Punishment in the Nineteenth-Century American South by Edward L. Ayersco-winner, 1986
The Fisherman's Problem by Arthur F. McEvoyco-winner, 1988
Law and community on the Mexican California frontier : Anglo-American expatriates and the clash of legal traditions, 1821-1846 by David J. Langumco-winner, 1988
The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890-1916: The Market, the Law, and Politics by Martin J. Sklarco-winner, 1990
The Marshall Court and Cultural Change, 1815-1835 by G. Edward Whiteco-winner, 1990
Nature Incorporated: Industrialization and the Waters of New England by Theodore Steinbergco-winner, 1992
Petticoats & Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth Century Canada by Constance Backhouseco-winner, 1992
Law, Labor, and Ideology in the Early American Republic by Christopher L. Tomlins1994
The Law of the Other: The Mixed Jury and Changing Conceptions of Citizenship, Law, and Knowledge (New Practices of Inquiry) by Marianne Constable1996
When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973 by Leslie J. Reagan1998
The Farmer's Benevolent Trust: Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America, 1865-1945 (Studies in Legal History) by Victoria Saker Woeste2000
Colonizing Hawai'i by Sally Engle Merry2002
Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 by Lauren Benton2003
The Consumption of Justice: Emotions, Publicity, and Legal Culture in Marseille, 1264-1423 (Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past) by Daniel Lord Smailco-winner, 2004
Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence by Bruce H. Mannco-winner, 2004
The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Remaking of American Law by John Fabian Witt2005
By Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia) by Holly Brewer2006
Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace by Nancy MacLean2007
The Boundaries of the Republic: Migrant Rights and the Limits of Universalism in France, 1918-1940 by Mary Dewhurst Lewisco-winner, 2008
The Lost Promise of Civil Rights by Risa L. Goluboffco-winner, 2008
The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts by James A. Brundageco-winner, 2009
What Blood Won't Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America by Ariela J. Grossco-winner, 2009
What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America by Peggy Pascoe2010
Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865 by Christopher Tomlinsco-winner, 2011
Justice in Luritz: Experiencing Socialist Law in East Germany by Inga Markovitsco-winner, 2011
The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White by Daniel J. Sharfstein2012

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  1. Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas by Sally E. Hadden (2001)
  2. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 by Charles Sellers (1991)
  3. Negotiated Authorities: Essays in Colonial Political and Constitutional History by Jack P. Greene (1994)
  4. From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality by Michael J. Klarman (2004)
  5. Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy by James T. Patterson (2001)
  6. Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860 (Studies in Legal History) by Thomas D. Morris (1996)
  7. Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 2: Dialectics of Modernity on a South African Frontier by John L. Comaroff (1997)
  8. The State and the Unions: Labor Relations, Law and the Organized Labor Movement in America, 1880-1960 by Christopher L. Tomlins (1985)
  9. Political gastronomy : food and authority in the English Atlantic world by Michael A. Lacombe (2012)
  10. Running Steel, Running America : Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of Liberalism by Judith Stein (1998)
  11. American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt by Daniel Rasmussen (2011)
  12. Eloquence is power : oratory & performance in early America by Sandra M. Gustafson (2000)
  13. China's Long March toward Rule of Law by Randall Peerenboom (2002)
  14. Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare by Johanna Schoen (2005)
  15. Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe by Ruth Mazo Karras (2008)

Award description

The J. Willard Hurst Prize is given annually (biennially prior to 2002) by the Law and Society Association for the best work (in English) in sociolegal history published in the previous year. In the spirit of Willard Hurst's own work, the field of sociolegal history is broadly defined to include the history of interrelationships between law and social, economic, and political change; the history of functions and impact of legal agencies, legislative and administrative as well as judicial; the social history of the legal profession; and similar topics. The Association seeks studies in legal history that explore the relationship between law and society or illuminate the use, function, and cultural meaning of law and society. The Association discourages submission of purely doctrinal studies in the evolution of appellate case law. Textbooks, casebooks, and edited collections are not eligible for the prize, but monographs are considered. The prize is a cash award of $500.



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