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.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Morton Horwitz Wrestles with the Rule of Law, in TRANSFORMATIONS IN AMERICAN HISTORY: LAW, IDEOLOGY, POLITICS, AND METHOD, Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy, eds. (Harvard University Press, 2011)(with Sanford Levinson).