Volume 1: Issue No. 3 • September 2011


Table of Contents

Symposium Issue

"Law As..."
Theory and Method in Legal History


Foreword: “Law As . . .”: Theory and Method in Legal History
Catherine L. Fisk and Robert W. Gordon

Steven Wilf 

The Peace: The Meaning and Production of Law in the Post-Revolutionary United States
Laura F. Edwards

Law “In” and “As” History: The Common Law in the American Polity 1790‒1900 
Kunal M. Parker

From Justice to Justification: An Alternative Genealogy of Positive Law
Roger Berkowitz 

Law as Claim to Justice: Legal History and Legal Speech Acts
Marianne Constable

Conceptions of Law in the Civil Rights Movement
Christopher W. Schmidt 

The Historical Consciousness of the Resistant Subject
Norman W. Spaulding

Owning Hazard, A Tragedy
Barbara Young Welke

Specters of Law: Why the History of the Legal Spectacle Has Not Been Written
Peter Goodrich

Enchanting a Disenchanted Law: On Jewish Ritual and Secular History in Nineteenth-Century Germany
Shai J. Lavi

Chasing Ghosts: On Writing Cultural Histories of Tax Law
Assaf Likhovski

The Dismal History of the Laws of War
John Fabian Witt

Building an American Empire: Territorial Expansion in the Antebellum Era 
Paul Frymer

“The Honour of the Crown is at Stake”: Aboriginal Land Claims Litigation and the Epistemology of Sovereignty
Mariana Valverde

Money in the 1890s: The Circulation of Politics, Economics, and Law
Roy Kreitner

Law as Economy: Convention, Corporation, Currency
Ritu Birla

“Law As . . .”: Theory and Practice in Legal History
Christopher Tomlins and John Comaroff