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Alison L. LaCroix : Publications

Books (Author)

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

Books (Editor)

    Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature. (Oxford University Press, 2016) (edited with Martha Nussbaum & Richard H. McAdams).

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

Journal Articles

    "The Mood of the Cave: The Intellectual Legacy of Ideological Origins," 50 Eighteenth Century Studies 317 (2017).

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

    "Federalism," in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History., Jon Butler ed. 2016). [CU] [WWW]

    "Continuity in Secession: The Case of the Confederate Constitution," in Neo-Nullification and Neo-Secessionism, Sanford Levinson ed. (University Press of Kansas, forthcoming 2016). [SSRN]

    "A Man for All Treasons: Crimes by and Against the Tudor State in the Novels of Hilary Mantel," in Fatal Fictions: Crime in Law and Literature, Alison LaCroix, Martha Nussbaum & Richard H. McAdams eds. (Oxford University Press, 2016). [CU] [SSRN]

    "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 Paper Series, No. 511 (2015). [CU]

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

Other Publications

    "The Rooms Where It Happened (reviewing Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: An American Musical and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarte, Hamilton: The Revolution)," The New Rambler, May 23, 2016. [WWW]

    "Our Interdisciplinary Legacy: The University Of Chicago At 125," University of Chicago Law School Record, April 2016 (with Martha Nussbaum & Omri Ben-Shahar).

    "A Man For All Treasons (reviewing Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring up the Bodies (2012))," The New Rambler, April 1, 2015. [WWW]

    "When Thirteen Clocks Were Made to Strike (Mostly) Together (reviewing Richard R. Beeman, Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776)," The New Rambler, October 19, 2015. [WWW]

    "Why the Supreme Court Should Stop Fetishizing Dictionaries and Start Caring About Words," Balkinization, June 20, 2014 (with Jason Merchant). [WWW]

    "The Shadow Powers of Article I," Balkinization, April 17, 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]