New Books in Law

Interviews with Scholars of the Law about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 55m. Bisher sind 303 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich


episode 67: Andrew T. Fede, "Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and Atlantic World" (U Georgia Press, 2017)

Professor Fede’s account traces the variations in restrictions on slave owners and third parties’ treatment upon the murder of a slave.



episode 329: Martha S. Jones, "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

Jones weaves together the legal and constitutional dimensions of citizenship...



episode 85: Trent MacNamara, "Birth Control and American Modernity: A History of Popular Ideas" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

MacNamara traces the multiple avenues in which birth control entered the lives of everyday Americans and gained social acceptance...



episode 328: Jocelyn M. Boryczka, "Suspect Citizens: Women, Virtue, and Vice in Backlash Politics" (Temple UP, 2012)

Boryczka explores the fraught position that women find themselves in as citizens of the United States...



episode 44: Duncan Williams, “American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War” (Harvard UP, 2019

American Sutra is also an inspiring account of how Japanese-Americans embodied faith, ingenuity and sacrifice in the face of great adversity...



episode 74: David Ray Papke, "Containment and Contagion: Law and the Oppression of the Urban Poor" (Michigan State UP, 2019)

The law does things, writes David Ray Papke, and it says things...


 2019-02-15  31m

episode 325: Debra Thompson, "The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census" (Cambridge UP, 2016)

This book, which unpacks the census itself, leads the reader to consider how this mundane tool actually translates the abstraction of the state into a concrete entity...


 2019-02-12  52m

episode 72: Leigh Goodmark, "Decriminalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence" (U California Press, 2018)

Leigh Goodmark asks us to evaluate the effects of criminalizing domestic violence...


 2019-02-04  28m

episode 324: Matthew Longo, "The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11" (Cambridge UP, 2017)

The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 (Cambridge University Press, 2017) is not simply about the border because, as the book makes clear, borders are in no way simple...


 2019-02-04  55m

episode 39: Zeb Tortorici, "Sins Against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain" (Duke UP, 2018)

Men and women often engaged in ‘unnatural’ sexual acts revealed the relations of power in colonial society,...


 2019-02-01  1h2m