Publications

Books

Robert Nixon and Police Torture in Chicago, 1871-1971 (forthcoming 2016)

Criminal Justice in the United States, 1789-1939 (Cambridge University Press, New Histories of American Law series, 2011)

The Chicago Trunk Murder: Law and Justice at the Turn of the Century (Northern Illinois University Press 2011)

The Rule of Justice: The People of Chicago versus Zephyr Davis (Ohio State University Press, History of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Series, 2001)

Debating—and Creating—Authority: The Failure of a Constitutional Ideal, Massachusetts Bay, 1629-1649 (Ashgate Publishing, Law, Justice and Power Series, 2001)

Recent articles and chapters

“The Su Bao Case and the Layers of Everyday Citizenship in China, 1894-1904,” in Multilayered Citizenship (Willem Maas, ed., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013): 110

“Criminal Law and Justice in America,” in Blackwell Companion to American Legal History (Sally Hadden and Alfred Brophy, eds, Blackwell, 2013): 422

“Reconsidering the Seventeenth-Century: Legal History in the Americas,” in Blackwell Companion to American Legal History (Sally Hadden and Alfred Brophy, eds, Blackwell, 2013): 7

“From Opera to Real Democracy: Popular Constitutionalism & Web 2.0,” Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies (London) 6 (March 2013): online (available at http://www.criticalglobalisation.com)

“Popular Sovereignty: A Case Study from the Antebellum Era,” Constitutional Mythologies: New Perspectives on Controlling the State (Alain Marciano, ed., Springer 2011): 81

“Law and History: The Garden and the Wilderness as Constitutional History,” part of a forum on Mark de Wolf Howe, The Garden and the Wilderness, Church History 71 (2010): 881