Professor Edward A. Purcell Jr.
Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution: Erie, the Judicial Power, and the Politics of the Federal Courts in Twentieth-Century America. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.
Litigation & Inequality: Federal Diversity Jurisdiction in Industrial America, 1870–1958. Oxford University Press, 1992.
The Crisis of Democratic Theory: Scientific Naturalism & the Problem of Value. University Press of Kentucky, 1973.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
“Governing Law: The Story of Erie,” Chapter in Civil Procedure Stories at (K.M. Clermont, ed., Foundation, 2004).
“The Action Was Outside the Courts: Consumer Injuries and the Uses of Contract in the United States, 1875–1945.” Chapter 20 in Private Law and Social Inequality in the Industrial Age: Comparing Legal Cultures in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States, at 505–535, edited by W. Steinmetz. Oxford University Press, 2000.
“Violence and Social Change: The Homestead Strike.” Chapter 12 in Present in the Past: Source Problems in American History, at 259–264, edited by A. Rappaport & R.P. Traina. MacMillan, 1972.
LAW REVIEW AND OTHER SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
LAW REVIEW AND OTHER SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
Evolving Understandings of American Federalism: Some Shifting Parameters (Symposium: From Warren to Rehnquist and Beyond: Federalism as Theory, Doctrine, Practice, and Instrument), 50 New York Law School Law Review 635-698 (2005-2006).
The Particularly Dubious Case of Hans v. Louisiana: An Essay on Law, Race, History, and “Federal Courts,” 81 North Carolina Law Review 1927–2059 (2003).
Caseload Burdens and Jurisdictional Limitations: Some Observations from the History of the Federal Courts (Judge Jon O. Newman: A Symposium Celebrating His Thirty Years on the Federal Bench and an Occasion to Reflect on the Future of Copyright, Federal Jurisdiction, and International Law), 46 New York Law School Law Review 7–28 (2002–2003).
On the Complexity of “Ideas in America”: Origins and Achievements of the Classical Age of Pragmatism (A review of Louis Menand’s “The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America”), 27 Law & Social Inquiry 967–999 (2002).
“Brandeis, Erie, and the New Deal ‘Constitutional Revolution.’” 26 Journal of Supreme Court History 257–278 (2001).
“Reconsidering the Frankfurterian Paradigm: Reflections on Histories of Lower Federal Courts.” 24 Law & Social Inquiry 679–750 (1999).
“Learned Hand: The Jurisprudential Trajectory of an Old Progressive.” Book Review of Learned Hand: The Man and The Judge, by Gerald Gunther. 43 Buffalo Law Review 873–926 (1995).
“Rethinking Constitutional Change (Special Issue: Twentieth-Century Constitutional History).” 80 Virginia Law Review 277–290 (1994).
“Geography as a Litigation Weapon: Consumers, Forum-Selection Clauses, and the Rehnquist Court.” 40 UCLA Law Review 423–515 (1992).
“Alexander M. Bickel and the Post-Realist Constitution.” 11 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 521–564 (1976).
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, PRACTICE MATERIALS, AND OTHER
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, PRACTICE MATERIALS, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Book Review of John I. Esposito's Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, 227 New York Law Journal 2 (June 7, 2002).
Book Review of Louis Menand’s The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America, H-law, H-New Reviews, April 2002.
Book Review of Richard C. Cortner's Civil Rights and Public Accommodations: the Heart of Atlanta Motel and McClung Cases, 107 The American Historical Review 248–249 (2002).
“The New Deal ‘Constitutional Revolution’ as an Historical Problem,” Book Review of G. Edward White’s The Constitution and the New Deal,” 78 Viginia Quarterly Review 238–239 (2002).
Book Review of The Supreme Court under Edward Douglass White, 1910–1921, by Walter F. Pratt, Jr. 106 American Historical Review 588–589 (2001).
Book Review of Judging Jehovah’s Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution, by Shawn Francis Peter. 224 New York Law Journal 2 (July 28, 2000).
Book Review of Shifting the Blame: Literature, Law, and the Theory of Accidents in Nineteenth-Century America, by Nan Goodman. 220 New York Law Journal 2 (November 3, 1998).
Book Review of The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism, by Laura Kalman. 102 American Historical Review 1264 (1997).
Book Review of Reclaiming the Federal Courts, by Larry W. Yackle. 15 Law and History Review 206–208 (1997).
Book Review of American Legal Realism and Empirical Social Science, by John Henry Schlegel. 83 Journal of American History 254–255 (1996).
Book Review of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self, by Edward White. 61 Journal of Southern History 620–623 (1995).
“Consensus.” Entry in A Companion in American Thought, at 140–142 (R.W. Fox & J.T. Kloppenberg, eds.). Oxford, 1995.
Book Review of The Constitution Besieged, by Howard Gillman. 81 Journal of American History 750–751 (1994).
Book Review of Legal Hermeneutics: History, Theory and Practice, edited by G. Leyh. 79 Journal of American History 1567 (1993).
“The System of Corporate Diversity Litigation: Method and Implications.” 12(1) In Brief 13 (Spring 1993).
Book Review of Earl Warren: A Public Life, by G. Edward White. 70 The Journal of American History 201–202 (1983).
“Social Thought.” 35 American Quarterly 80 (1983).
Book Review of Furious Fancies: American Political Thought in the Post-Liberal Era, by Philip Abbott. 68 Journal of American History 443–444 (1981).
“The Professionalization of Philosophy.” 7 Reviews in American History 51 (1979).
“Bennett Champ Clark.” Entry in Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement Volume 5, at 113 (1977).
Book Review of From the Diaries of Felix Frankfurter, by Joseph P. Lash. 49 New England Quarterly 314–317 (1976).
Book Review of Karl Llewellyn and the Realist Movement, by William Twining. 19 American Journal of Legal History 240 (1975).
Book Review of Roscoe Pound: Philosopher of Law, by David Wigdor. 48 New England Quarterly 298–300 (1974).
“Dudley Field Malone.” Entry in Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement Volume 4, at 541 (1974).
Book Review of Constitutional Change: Amendment Politics and Supreme Court Litigation Since 1900, by Clement E. Vose. 17 American Journal of Legal History 393 (1973).
Book Review of The Modern Supreme Court by Robert C. McCloskey. 58 The American Historical Review 180–181 (1973).
“Brandeis and the Democratic Vision.” 1 Reviews in American History 253 (1973).
“Frederick Hill Wood.” Entry in Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement Volume 3 (1973).
“Martin Conboy.” Entry in Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement Volume 3 (1973).
“Service Intellectuals and the Politics of ‘Science.’” 15 History of Education Quarterly 97 (1973).
“American Jurisprudence Between the Wars: Legal Realism and the Crisis of Democratic Theory.” 75 American Historical Review 424 (1969). Reprinted as Chapter 30 in American Law and the Constitutional Order: Historical Perspectives (L. Friedman & H. Scheiber, eds., Harvard University Press, 1988).
“Ideas and Interests: Businessmen and the Interstate Commerce Act.” 54 Journal of American History 561 (1967).