Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest -- 12 books and counting

Some days blogging is like a chain reaction. This time around the Legal History Blog alerted me to the new book Democracy in Session: A History of the Ohio General Assembly, by attorney David M. Gold, an attorney with the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. (Yes, this could be of genealogical interest -- and anyway, if Andrew Cayton says it contains "a host of colorful characters and anecdotes," I'm all for it.)

Poking around the book's website in turn revealed that it's the twelfth in a series of books on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest being published by Ohio University Press/Swallow Press. FYI the other titles are:

The Fairer Death: Executing Women in Ohio

American Pogrom: The East St. Louis Race Riot [1917] and Black Politics

The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio

Frontiers of Freedom: Cincinnati's Black Community 1802-1868

The History of Indiana Law [on my shelf the last 13 months thanks to Maia's Books]

The History of Michigan Law

The History of Nebraska Law

The History of Ohio Law

No Winners Here Tonight: Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country's Busiest Death-Penalty States [Ohio]

A Place of Recourse: A History of the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1803-2003

The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War [1854, Wisconsin]

Check out their individual pages, and then either your local bookstore or WorldCat, depending on the state of the exchequer.

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