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Surely one of the most widely cited book reviews in the American legal

academy is Morton Horwitz’s review in the Yale Law Journal of E. P.

Thompson’s Whigs and Hunters: The Origin of the Black Act and

Albion’s Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth-Century England,

coauthored by Thompson. As of summer 2008, this six-page review had

been cited 132 times. This is quite a tribute to a brief book review that was

published more than three decades ago.

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