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DegradationWhat the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Kevin W. Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Throughout history obscenity has not really been about sex but about degradation. Sexual depictions have been suppressed when they were seen as lowering the status of humans, furthering our distance ... More

Legal Intellectuals in ConversationReflections on the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory

Legal Intellectuals in Conversation: Reflections on the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory

James R. Hackney

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737071
eISBN:
9780814745434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737071.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book invites readers to enter the minds of ten legal experts that in the late 20th century changed the way we understand and use theory in law today. The author spent hours in conversation with ... More

Making Legal HistoryEssays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Daniel J. Hulsebosch and R. B. Bernstein (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

For more than four decades, Nelson has produced some of the most original and creative work on American constitutional and legal history. His prize-winning books have blazed new trails for historians ... More

Making Race in the CourtroomThe Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Kenneth R. Aslakson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

No American city's history better illustrates both the possibilities for alternative racial models and the role of the law in shaping racial identity than New Orleans, Louisiana, which prior to the ... More

Mississippi River TragediesA Century of Unnatural Disaster

Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

American engineers have done astounding things to bend the Mississippi River to their will: forcing one of its tributaries to flow uphill, transforming over a thousand miles of roiling currents into ... More

Priests of Our DemocracyThe Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

Marjorie Heins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790519
eISBN:
9780814744642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790519.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book tells of the teachers and professors who battled the anti-communist witch hunt of the 1950s. It traces the political fortunes of academic freedom beginning in the late nineteenth century, ... More

Rebels at the BarThe Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers

Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers

Jill Norgren

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758625
eISBN:
9780814758632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758625.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book recounts the life stories of a small group of nineteenth-century women who were among the first female attorneys in the United States. Beginning in the late 1860s, these determined rebels ... More

Trotskyists on TrialFree Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In July 1941, a federal grand jury in Minneapolis indicted twenty-nine Socialist Workers Party members, fifteen of whom belonged to the militant Teamsters Local 544, for violating the 1940 Smith Act, ... More

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