Black History Month: selected e-resources from the IALS library collections

To mark Black History Month, IALS has compiled a selection of relevant books and articles from our online library collections.

Please visit our Law Databases page to find more e-resources on this topic. 

More related material is available from our print and archive collections.

Civil Rights in the United States

Civil rights in America : a history / Christopher W. Schmidt (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3849278~S6
 
From slave abuse to hate crime : the criminalization of racial violence in American history
/ Ely Aaronson (Cambridge University Press, 2014) 
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3395941~S6

Civil rights in American law, history, and politics / edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College. (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3396666~S6

Decolonisation 

Annals of British Legislation, Vol. III, p. 30-58, include papers relating to the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica.   
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2640298~S6
 
Decolonization, self-determination, and the rise of global human rights politics / edited by A. Dirk Moses, Marco Duranti, Roland Burke (Cambridge University Press, 2020)  
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3814801~S6

Imperial incarceration : detention without trial in the making of British colonial Africa / Michael Lobban. (Cambridge University Press, 2021) [Open access]
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b4106936~S6

Race and colonialism in the construction of labour markets and precarity / Diamond Ashiagbor. Industrial law journal, Vol.50 No.4 December 2021.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2104731~S6

International law

Black women and international law : deliberate interactions, movements and actions / edited by Jeremy I. Levitt. (Cambridge University Press, 2015) 
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3395295~S6

Racial Capitalism and International Economic Law. Special issue of the Journal of International Economic Law, Vol.25 No.2 June 2021.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2609007~S6 

Reparations for slavery in international law: transatlantic enslavement, the Maangamizi, and the making of international law (Oxford University Press, 2022) 
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b4450806~S6

Slavery in international law : of human exploitation and trafficking / by Jean Allain. (Brill, 2013)
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3902557~S6

Legal education

The globalization of legal education : a critical perspective / edited by Bryant Garth & Gregory Shaffer. (Oxford University Press, 2022) 
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b4441759~S6

Decolonising the Law School. Special issue of the Law Teacher, Vol.54 No.4 2020. 
https://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2165916 

Decolonising the labour law curriculum in the new world of work. Monray Marsellus Botha and Elmarie Fourie. Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg/Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch law, Vol.82 No.2 Mei 2019.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2640522~S6

Ferguson and its impact on legal education symposium. Special issue of the Journal of Legal Education, Vol.65 No.2 November 2015.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2096959~S6 

Looking Forward to Diversity in Legal Academia. Deo, Meera E. Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, Vol. 29, Issue 2 (Summer 2014), pp. 352-387.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2924749~S6

Race and the Law in the United Kingdom

Changing the picture: diversity at silk level / Barbara Mills QC. Counsel magazine, July 2021.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2103897~S6 

Coloniality, belonging and citizenship deprivation in the UK: Exploring judicial responses / Zainab Batul Naqvi. Social and Legal Studies, Vol.31 No.4 August 2022.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2632403~S6 

Does the law think that black lives matter? A reflection upon the role of the public sector equality duty in promoting racial equality before the law / Michael Abiodun Olatokun. The Theory and Practice of Legislation, Vol.9 No.1 March-May 2021.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3276880~S6

Race at the Bar: the time is now / Barbara Mills QC and Simon Regis. Counsel magazine, January 2022.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2103897~S6 

The Windrush Scandal: A review of citizenship, belonging and justice in the United Kingdom / Namitasha Goring, Beverley Beckford and Simone Bowman. European Journal of Law Reform / Vol.22 No.3 2020.
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2717846~S6 

Racial discrimination

Black and blue : how African Americans judge the U.S. legal system / James L. Gibson, Michael J. Nelson. (Oxford University Press, 2018)
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3739165~S6

EU anti-discrimination law beyond gender / edited by Uladzislau Belavusau and Kristin Henrard. (Hart, 2018)  
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3774614~S6

Equality and non-discrimination in the EU : the foundations of the EU legal order / Giovanni Zaccaroni. (Elgar, 2021)  
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b4437788~S6

Implicit racial bias across the law / edited by Justin D. Levinson, Robert J. Smith. (Cambridge University Press, 2012 
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3396571~S6

Parallel Proceedings before the International Court of Justice and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination / E. Cimiotta. The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, 19(3) 2020. 
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2745078~S6

The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination / reprint revised by Natan Lerner. (Brill Nijhoff, 2014)  
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3903632~S6

Slavery 

Becoming free, becoming Black : race, freedom, and law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana / Alejandro de la Fuente, Ariela J. Gross. (Cambridge University Press, 2020) 
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3798371~S6

 “Freedom By A Judgment”: The Legal History of an Afro-Indian Family / Sachs, H. (2012). Law and History Review, 30(1), 173-203. 
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2117532~S6

Granville Sharp's cases on slavery / Andrew Lyall. (Hart, 2017)  
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3774349~S6

Auchmuty, R. (2019). The Slave, Grace (1827). In E. Rackley & R. Auchmuty (Eds.). Women’s Legal Landmarks: Celebrating the History of Women and Law in the UK and Ireland (pp. 47–54). Oxford, Hart Publishing. 
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3506339~S6
 
Slavery in America and the world : history, culture & law [HeinOnline database]
http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3367163~S6

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