Faculty Book Series

Recent Publications

Greg Ablavsky’s Federal Ground (Oxford UP, forthcoming 2021) explores how, in the first two federal territories, a minuscule and distrusted national government nonetheless gained authority by arbitrating disputes over property and violence.

Rich Ford’s Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History furnishes a history of the laws of fashion from the middle ages to the present day, a walk down history’s red carpet to uncover and examine the canons, mores, and customs of clothing—rules that we often take for granted.