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Alison LaCroix : Publications

Books (Author)

The Ideological Origins of American Federalism. Harvard University Press, 2010.

Books (Editor)

Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Martha C. Nussbaum & Alison L. LaCroix eds. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Book Sections

"The Lawyer’s Library in the Early American Republic." In Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Martha C. Nussbaum & Alison L. LaCroix eds. Oxford University Press, 2012.

"Drawing and Redrawing the Line: The Pre-Revolutionary Origins of Federal Ideas of Sovereignty." In Transformations in American Legal History: Essays in Honor of Morton J. Horwitz, edited by Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy. Harvard University Press, 2008.

Journal Articles

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

"The Shadow Powers of Article I." 123 Yale Law Journal 2044 (2014).

“The Constitution of the Second Generation,” 2013 Illinois Law Review (forthcoming) (symposium on Akhil Reed Amar, The Unwritten Constitution).

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

"Historical Gloss: A Primer." 126 Harvard Law Review Forum 75 (responding to Curtis A. Bradley and Trevor W. Morrison, "Historical Gloss and the Separation of Powers," 126 Harv. L. Rev. 411 (2012).

"The Labor Theory of Empire." Review of Craig Yirush, Settlers, Liberty, and Empire: The Roots of Early American Political Theory, 1675-1775. 12:3 Common-Place (2012).

"Eavesdropping on the Vox Populi." Review of Pauline Maier, Ratification and Jack Rakove, Revolutionaries 47 Tulsa Law Review 99 (2011).

"What If Madison Had Won? Imagining a Constitutional World of Legislative Supremacy." in Symposium on Counterfactuals in Constitutional History, 45 Indiana Law Review 41 (2011).

"On Being 'Bound Thereby,'" in Symposium on Rewriting the U.S. Constitution. 27 Constitututional Commentary 101 (2011).

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

"Temporal Imperialism." 158 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1329 (2010).

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

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

Review of Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design after Madison, by Stephen Elkin. 26 Law and History Review (2008).

"The New Wheel in the Federal Machine: From Sovereignty to Jurisdiction in the Early Republic." 2007 Supreme Court Review 345 (2008).

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

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

"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).

Electronic Publications

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

"Shooting Alone?: The Decline of the Civic Vision of the Second Amendment." Review of A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America, by Saul Cornell. H-Net, 2007.

Encyclopedia Articles

"Dartmouth College v. Woodward." In Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, edited by David S. Tanenhaus. Macmillan Reference, 2008.

"Ogden v. Saunders." In Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, edited by David S. Tanenhaus. Macmillan Reference, 2008.

Paper (Monograph)

"Drawing and Redrawing the Line: The Pre-Revolutionary Origins of Federal Ideas of Sovereignty." Occasional Papers from the University of Chicago, the Law School, no. 47. University of Chicago Law School, 2008.