Samuel Moyn is a professor of law and history at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years.
12 books on the list
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Soldiers of God in a Secular World
Catholic Theology and Twentieth-Century French Politics
A revelatory account of the nouvelle th�ologie, a clerical movement that revitalized the Catholic Church's role in twentieth-century French political life.Secularism has been a cornerstone of French political culture since 1905, when the republic formalized the separation of church and state. At times the barrier of secularism has seemed impenetrab...
An excellent book – source
Maybe adulthood is about reaching this moment no matter your field. Regardless, @annawiener’s book is the best I’ve read in a while. – source
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After the Deportation
Memory Battles in Postwar France (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare)
A total of 160,000 people, a mix of r�sistants and Jews, were deported from France to camps in Central and Eastern Europe during the Second World War. In this compelling new study, Philip Nord addresses how the Deportation, as it came to be known, was remembered after the war and how Deportation memory from the very outset, became politicized again...
Good book – source
The War Lawyers
The United States, Israel, and Juridical Warfare
Over the last 20 years the world's most advanced militaries have invited a small number of military legal professionals into the heart of their targeting operations, spaces which had previously been exclusively for generals and commanders. These professionals, trained and hired to give legal advice on an array of military operations, have become kn...
This book is of extraordinary importance – source
The late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century US economy maimed and killed employees at an astronomically high rate, while the legal system left the injured and their loved ones with little recourse. In the 1910s, US states enacted workers' compensation laws, which required employers to pay a portion of the financial costs of workplace injuries....
@n_hold @JohnFabianWitt An admirable book, and John is admirably gracious – source
A Muted Fury
Populists, Progressives, and Labor Unions Confront the Courts, 1890-1937 (Princeton Legacy Library)
For half a century before 1937, populists, progressives, and labor leaders complained bitterly that a judicial oligarchy impeded social and economic reform by imposing crippling restraints on trade unions and nullifying legislation that regulated business corporations. A Muted Fury, the first study of this neglected chapter in American political an...
@ChaseMadar Great book – source
@JudithShulevitz’s amazing book reads even better with the universal need dawning lately for tech sabbatarianism. – source
Sasha’s @sasha_p_s great book “Go Back to Where You Came From” is more relevant than ever #Amazon – source
Human rights have a deep and tumultuous history that culminates in the age of rights we live in today, but where does Africa's story fit in with this global history? Here, Bonny Ibhawoh maps this story and offers a comprehensive and interpretative history of human rights in Africa. Rather than a tidy narrative of ruthless violators and benevolent p...
Congrats to @giazilo on a great book on human rights in African history - here is my brief review – source
Great book, great cover: Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination @adomgetachew – source
Separation of Church and State by Philip Hamburger