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"A Poetics for Spatial Justice: Gaston Bachelard, Walter Benjamin, and the Return to Historical Materialism"
2020, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law & Literature
"Materialism and Legal Historiography, from Bachelard to Benjamin"
2020, Christopher L. Tomlins, The Oxford Handbook of Law and the Humanities
Cover of In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History
2020, Christopher L. Tomlins
"Why Law’s Objects Do Not Disappear: On History as Remainder"
2019, Christopher L. Tomlins, The Routledge Research Handbook of Law & Theory
"Looking for Law in The Confessions of Nat Turner"
2019, Christopher L. Tomlins, Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places: Justice Beyond and Between
“Marxist Legal History,”
2018, Christopher L. Tomlins, The Oxford Handbook of Legal History
“Revulsions of Capital: The Political Economy of Slavery in the Epoch of the Turner Rebellion, Virginia, 1829-1832”
2018, Christopher L. Tomlins, American Capitalism: New Histories
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2018, Christopher L. Tomlins
“‘Those Who Are Used’: A Commentary on The Employee: A Political History, by Jean-Christian Vinel,”
2018, Christopher L. Tomlins, Labor History
“Law As … IV: Minor Jurisprudence in Historical Key. An Introduction,”
2017, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law, Text, Culture
Cover of Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought
2017, Christopher L. Tomlins
“Demonic Ambiguities: Enchantment and Disenchantment in Nat Turner’s Virginia,”
2017, Christopher L. Tomlins, Market Ethics and Practices, c.1300-1850
“The Work of Death: Massacre and Retribution in Southampton County, Virginia, August 1831,”
2017, Christopher L. Tomlins, Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law: Cruel and Unusual
“Of Origin: Toward a History of Contemporary Legal Thought,”
2017, Christopher L. Tomlins, Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought
“Introduction: Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought - History, Image, Structure,”
2017, Christopher L. Tomlins, Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought
“Afterword: Contemporary Legal Thought As …”
2017, Christopher L. Tomlins, Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought
“‘Be Operational or Disappear’: Thoughts on a Present Discontent,”
2016, Christopher L. Tomlins, Annual Review of Law and Social Science
“Historicism and Materiality in Legal Theory,”
2016, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law in Theory and History: New Essays on a Neglected Dialogue
“Debt, Death, and Redemption: Toward a Soterial-Legal History of the Turner Rebellion,”
2016, Christopher L. Tomlins, Exploring the Legal in Socio-Legal Studies
"‘The Guilt of Fragile Sovereigns’: Tyranny, Intrigue, and Martyrdom in an Unchanging Regime (Virginia, 1829-32),”
2016, Christopher L. Tomlins, Critical Analysis of Law
“Organic Poise? Capitalism as Law,”
2016, Christopher L. Tomlins, Buffalo Law Review
“Re-Interpreting Blackstone’s Commentaries,”
2015, Christopher L. Tomlins, Adelaide Law Review
“Arts and the Aesthetic in Legal History”
2015, Christopher L. Tomlins, Critical Analysis of Law
“Styron’s Nat: or, The Metaphysics of Presence,”
2015, Christopher L. Tomlins, Critical Analysis of Law
“Fierce and Critical Faith: A Remembrance of Penny Pether,”
2015, Christopher L. Tomlins, Villanova Law Review
“Dreaming of What Might Be,”
2015, Christopher L. Tomlins, Civil War Book Review
“Foreword. ‘Law As …’ III – Glossolalia: Toward a Minor (Historical) Jurisprudence,”
2015, Christopher L. Tomlins, U.C. Irvine Law Review
“The Presence and Absence of Legal Mind: A Commentary on Duncan Kennedy’s ‘Three Globalizations of Law and Legal Thought, 1850-2000,’”
2015, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law and Contemporary Problems
“The Confessions of Nat Turner: A Paratextual Analysis,”
2014, Christopher L. Tomlins, law&history
“Foreword: ‘Law As …’ II. History as Interface for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law,”
2014, Christopher L. Tomlins, UC Irvine Law Review
“Demonic Ambiguities: Enchantment and Disenchantment in Nat Turner’s Virginia,”
2014, Christopher L. Tomlins, UC Irvine Law Review
“Bucking the Party Line: Calavita’s Invitation to Law and Society,”
2014, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law & Social Inquiry
“American Legal History: Teaching Law Students as if they were Graduate Students,”
2014, Christopher L. Tomlins, Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives
“Law ‘and’, Law ‘in’, Law ‘as’: The Definition, Rejection and Recuperation of the Socio-Legal Enterprise,”
2013, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law In Context
“Animals Accurs’d: Ferae Naturae and the Law of Property in Nineteenth Century North America,”
2013, Christopher L. Tomlins, University of Toronto Law Journal
“The State, the Unions, and the Critical Synthesis in Labor Law History: A 25-year Retrospect,”
2013, Christopher L. Tomlins, Labor Histor
“Republican Law”
2012, Christopher L. Tomlins, Oxford University Press
“After Critical Legal History: Scope, Scale, Structure”
2012, Christopher L. Tomlins, Annual Review of Law and Social Science
“Effects of Scale: Toward a History of the Literature of Law”
2012, Christopher L. Tomlins, Hart Publishing
“Freedom Bound (A Response to Readers)”
2012, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law & Society Review
“What is Left of the Law and Society Paradigm After Critique? Revisiting Gordon’s ‘Critical Legal Histories’”
2012, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law and Social Inquiry
“‘Law As …’: Theory and Practice in Legal History”
2011, Christopher L. Tomlins, UC Irvine Law Review
“Freedom Bound: A Response to Readers,”
2011, Christopher L. Tomlins, William and Mary Quarterly
“The Consumption of History in the Legal Academy: Science and Synthesis – Perils and Prospects,”
2011, Christopher L. Tomlins, Journal of Legal Education
“The Two Faces of American Freedom,”
2011, Christopher L. Tomlins, _Humanities and Social Sciences on Line
“What Would Langdell Have Thought? UC Irvine’s New Law School and the Question of History,”
2011, Christopher L. Tomlins, UC Irvine Law Review
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10/27/2010, Christopher L. Tomlins, Cambridge University Press
“Toward a Materialist Jurisprudence”
9/30/2010, Christopher L. Tomlins, Harvard University Press
Cover of “Expanding Boundaries: A Century of Legal History,” “Expanding Boundaries: A Century of Legal History,”
5/1/2010, Christopher L. Tomlins, in James M. Banner, ed., American History Today (Boston: Bedford/St.Martin’s), 78-89.
“The Inception of Modern Professional Education: C.C. Langdell, 1826-1906,” [Review Essay]
5/1/2010, Christopher L. Tomlins, Journal of Legal Education, 59, 4, 657-67.
“History Lessons,”
2010, Christopher L. Tomlins, Perspectives on History: Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association
“Transplants and Timing: Passages in the Creation of an Anglo-American Law of Slavery”
2009, Christopher L. Tomlins, Theoretical Inquiries in Law
“Revolutionary Justice in Brecht, Conrad and Blake”
2009, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law and Literature
“The Strait Gate: The Past, History and Legal Scholarship”
2009, Christopher L. Tomlins, Law, Culture and the Humanities
“Editor’s Preface: The Cambridge History of Law in America”
2008, Christopher L. Tomlins, Cambridge History of Law in America
“Law, Population, Labor”
2008, Christopher L. Tomlins, Cambridge History of Law in America
“Law and History”
2008, Christopher L. Tomlins, Oxford University Press
“The Supreme Sovereignty of the State: A Genealogy of Police in American Constitutional Law, from the Founding Era to Lochner”
2008, Christopher L. Tomlins, Stanford University Press
“Constellations of Class in North America and the Atlantic World”
2008, Christopher L. Tomlins, University of Pennsylvania Press,
“Necessities of State: Police, Sovereignty and the Constitution”
2008, Christopher L. Tomlins, Journal of Policy History
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Volume 1, Early America (1580–1815); Volume 2, The Long Nineteenth Century (1789–1920); Volume 3, The Twentieth Century and After (1920–) The Cambridge History of Law in America (3 vol.s) Volume 1, Early America (1580–1815); Volume 2, The Long Nineteenth Century (1789–1920); Volume 3, The Twentieth Century and After (1920–)
2008, Christopher L. Tomlins, Cambridge University Press
"Ghosts and Guesthouses: Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine"
2007, Christopher L. Tomlins, Israel Studies Forum
“The Threepenny Constitution (and the Question of Justice)”
2007, Christopher L. Tomlins, Alabama Law Review
“How Autonomous is Law?”
2007, Christopher L. Tomlins, Annual Reviews Press
“Politics, Police, Past and Present: Larry Kramer’s The People Themselves”
2006, Christopher L. Tomlins, Chicago-Kent Law Review

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