Sunday, August 19, 2018

my articles on "oldies but goodies" in one place

In the last few years, I've focused on research/writing on older subjects, but I've done a handful of other works throughout my career. For my own convenience and those who might be interested, I'll put them in one place. 

Recent work: 
-an essay on Buchanan v. Warley (1917)-- a second-tier SCOTUS case where the courts over-turned Louisville's racist housing laws on economic grounds
-a review of three books on the history of race, slavery, etc. in America
-a review essay of George Orwell's Road to Wigan Pier-- a real-life version of Upton Sinclair's Jungle and Orwell's discussion of why people don't join him as a socialist (unfortunately, this is still behind a paywall, but there is a version of it here)
-a review essay of Will Herberg's Protestant, Catholic, Jew-- the classic 1955 work on civil and spiritual religion in 1950s-era America (unfortunately, this is still behind a pay wall)
-a forthcoming review essay on Carle Zimmerman's classic 1947 book on family, Family and Civilization

Older works: 
-a review of Gabriel Kolko's Triumph of Conservatism within a longer essay about Progressivism. Kolko describes how Progressive-Era regulations served the interests of "conservatism"-- corporate interests and politicians engaging in political trades to restrict competition and "conserve" the status quo in markets, all in the name of Progress.
-a review essay on Thomas Leonard's Illiberal Reformers-- a terrific explanation of the racial, "scientific" and economic motives behind Progressive-Era economic regulations
-an essay on the history of U.S. laws on eugenics, starting in Indiana in 1907!


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