Our list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on immigration, intellectual property, and international law, among other topics.
One of our new titles is Rutgers v. Waddington: Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review, a University of Kansas Press title from historian Peter Charles Hoffer. From the publisher’s abstract:
Through this little-known but remarkable dispute over back rent for a burned-down brewery, Peter Charles Hoffer recounts a tale of political and constitutional intrigue involving some of the most important actors in America’s transition from a confederation of states under the Articles of Confederation to a national republic under the U.S. Constitution.
Check it out upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 228.R877 H64 2016.
Hamilton fans: this case took place during the time covered by Act 1’s finale, Non-Stop, when Hamilton practiced law in New York. It’s not specifically called out in the song’s lyrics, but Waddington got quite a bit of coverage in Chapter 10 of the 2004 Chernow biography.
The Law Library’s collection is constantly growing as we purchase books and other resources to support the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Please let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.