Law

Gold Mountain Turned to Dust

Essays on the Legal History of the Chinese in the Nineteenth-Century American West
By John R. Wunder

This legal history of the Chinese experience in the American West, based on the author’s lifetime of research in legal sources all over the West—from California to Montana to New Mexico—serves as a basic account of the legal treatment of Chinese immigrants in the West.

Subjects: American WestLaw

How America Got Its Guns

A History of the Gun Violence Crisis
By William Briggs

This book on the history of guns in America examines the Second Amendment and the laws and court cases it has spawned.

Advocates for the Oppressed

Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land in New Mexico
By Malcolm Ebright

Having written about Hispano land grants and Pueblo Indian grants separately, Malcolm Ebright now brings these narratives together for the first time, reconnecting them and resurrecting lost histories.

Mexico's Supreme Court

Between Liberal Individual and Revolutionary Social Rights, 1867-1934
By Timothy M. James

James examines the legal history of the Supreme Court’s constitutional jurisprudence before, during, and after the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and explains the ways in which constitutional jurisprudence became the barrier to the implementation of revolutionary social legislation such as land reapportionment after 1917.

Subjects: Latin AmericaLaw

That Every Man Be Armed

The Evolution of a Constitutional Right
Revised and Updated Edition
By Stephen P. Halbrook

That Every Man Be Armed, the first scholarly book on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, has played a significant role in constitutional debate and litigation since it was first published in 1984.

Subjects: Law

Saved in Time

The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
By Estella B. LeopoldHerbert W. Meyer

“Reads like a mystery thriller wherein a handful of committed environmentalists forestall the destruction of America’s premier fossil beds. Brings to mind John Nichols’s The Milagro Beanfield War and Edward Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang. It is a true story with a happy ending (unless you’re a real estate developer).”—Jack Loeffler, author of Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey

The Future of Indian and Federal Reserved Water Rights

The Winters Centennial
Edited by Barbara CosensJudith V. Royster

In this detailed collection of essays, lawyers, historians, and tribal leaders explore the nuances of the Winters Doctrine.