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Alison LaCroix : Publications

Books (Author)

    The Ideological Origins of American Federalism (Harvard University Press, 2010). [CU] [WWW]

Books (Editor)

    Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel (Oxford University Press, 2013) (edited with Martha Nussbaum). [CU]

Journal Articles

    "The Interbellum Constitution: Federalism in the Long Founding Moment," 67 Stanford Law Review 397 (forthcoming 2015). [SSRN]

    "The Shadow Powers of Article I," 123 Yale Law Journal 2044 (2014). [CU] [SSRN]

    Response, "Redeeming Bond?", 128 Harvard Law Review Forum 31 (2014). [CU] [WWW]

    "The Constitution of the Second Generation," 2013 University of Illinois Law Review 1775 (2013). [CU]

    "Historical Gloss: A Primer," 126 Harvard Law Review Forum 75 (2012). [CU] [SSRN]

    "The Labor Theory of Empire (reviewing Craig Yirush, Settlers, Liberty, and Empire: The Roots of Early American Political Theory, 1675-1775 (2011))," 12 Common-Place 1675 (2012). [CU] [WWW]

    "Federalists, Federalism, and Federal Jurisdiction," 30 Law and History Review 205 (2012). [CU] [SSRN]

    "On Being 'Bound Thereby'," 27 Constitutional Commentary 507 (2011). [CU] [SSRN]

    "Eavesdropping on the Vox Populi (reviewing Pauline Maier, Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 (2010) & Jack Rakove, Revolutionaries: A New History of The Invention of America (2010))," 47 Tulsa Law Review 99 (2011). [CU] [SSRN]

    "Rhetoric and Reality in Early American Legal History: A Reply to Gordon Wood," 78 University of Chicago Law Review 733 (2011). [CU]

    "What if Madison Had Won? Imagining a Constitutional World of Legislative Supremacy," 45 Indiana Law Review 41 (2011). [CU] [SSRN] [WWW]

    "The Authority for Federalism: Madison's Negative and the Origins of Federal Ideology," 28 Law and History Review 451 (2010). [CU] [WWW]

    "Temporal Imperialism," 158 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1329 (2010). [CU] [SSRN]

    "The Founders' Fiction: Reading Eighteenth-Century Novels in Company with the American Revolutionaries," 3 Common-Place __ (2009). [CU] [WWW]

    "Book Review (reviewing Stephen L. Elkin, Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design after Madison (2006))," 26 Law and History Review 203 (2008). [CU]

    "The New Wheel in the Federal Machine: From Sovereignty to Jurisdiction in the Early Republic," 2007 Supreme Court Review 345 (2007). [CU] [SSRN]

    "A Singular and Awkward War: The Transatlantic Context of the Hartford Convention," 6 American Nineteenth Century History 3 (2005). [CU] [SSRN]

    "'Bound Fast and Brought under the Yoke': John Adams and the Regulation of Privacy at the Founding," 72 Fordham Law Review 2331 (2004). [CU] [SSRN]

    "To Gain the Whole World and Lose His Own Soul: Nineteenth-Century American Dueling as Public Law and Private Code," 33 Hofstra Law Review 501 (2004). [CU] [SSRN]

Book Sections

    "Introduction," in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel, Martha Nussbaum & Alison LaCroix eds. (Oxford University Press, 2013) (with Martha Nussbaum). [CU]

    "The Lawyer’s Library in the Early American Republic," in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel, Alison LaCroix & Martha Nussbaum eds. (Oxford University Press, 2013). [CU] [SSRN]

    "Drawing and Redrawing the Line: The Pre-Revolutionary Origins of Federal Ideas of Sovereignty," in Transformations in American legal history: essays in honor of professor Morton J. Horwitz, (Harvard Law School, 2008). [CU] [WWW]

    "Dartmouth College v. Woodward," in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States. David S. Tanenhaus ed. (Macmillan Reference, 2008). [CU]

    "'Ogden v. Saunders'," in in "Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States". David S. Tanenhaus ed. (Macmillan Reference, 2008). [CU]

Other Publications

    "Why the Supreme Court Should Stop Fetishizing Dictionaries and Start Caring About Words," Balkinization, June 21, 2014 (with Jason Merchant). [WWW]

    "The Shadow Powers of Article I," Balkinization, April 18, 2014. [WWW]

    "Shooting Alone?: The Decline of the Civic Vision of the Second Amendment (reviewing Saul Cornell, A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America (2006))," H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences On-Line, 2007. [WWW]