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History Departments, Law Schools, and the Abyss in Between

We are pleased to have a guest post from Andrew Porwancher, who is an Assistant Professor of Classics & Letters at the University of Oklahoma.   His first book is entitled The Devil Himself: A Tale of Honor, Insanity, and the Birth of Modern America (under contract with Oxford University Press).  This book argues that honor killing enjoyed widespread acceptance outside the American South during the Gilded Age.  His next book project, The Hidden Origins of Modern Legal Thought, looks to the institution of the jury trial to understand how American society separated fact from fiction amid the uncertainties of modern Read more