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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 (2015). [SSRN]

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

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

    "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

    in Neo-Nullification and Neo-Secessionism, Sanford Levinson ed. (University Press of Kansas, forthcoming 2015).

    Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. (forthcoming 2015).

    "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. 2008). [CU]

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

Working Papers

    "A Man For All Treasons: Crimes By and Against the Tudor State in the Novels of Hilary Mantel," University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Working Paper, No. 511 (2015).

    "Continuity in Secession: The Case of the Confederate Constitution," University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Working Paper, No. 512 (2015).

Other Publications

    "A Man For All Treasons (reviewing Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring up the Bodies (2012))," The New Rambler, April 2, 2015. [WWW]

    "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]