I was wondering if anyone here could help to recommend resources for a complete beginner to better understand the history of Christianity, etc so I may have a deeper, more contextualised understanding of british history and politics. Some stuff I'd like to know better are: [more inside]
I'm trying to find information on a half remembered law about movie theaters and the movies they're allowed to show. [more inside]
Does anyone know of any books or articles that discuss the legality of America's Declaration of Independence?
Book suggestion filter! I need to catch up on all the 20th century history I missed because of childhood..... [more inside]
Obscure British legal history question: some kind of writ or procedure that used to be held only by clergy, now held by everyone? [more inside]
Some more 30s New York questions: Would a police detectve in 1930s New York be a uniformed or a nonuniformed role? In the 30s would there be such a thing as plainsclothes police outside of the feds? Are there any years in the 30s in which the New York summer was particularly hot? And, just to be totally random, what popular newspapers in New York in the 30s would have been giving favourable coverage to Hitler, and when would he have started being front page news?
I'm looking for a listing, preferably something with citations of the actual state laws, of when each state changed it's laws to allow for the direct election of electors in the electoral college.
Can you think of any examples of "jawboning" from history? [more inside]
Can the British just sail right up the Mississippi? [more inside]
Any legal historians out there? Can you tell me, historically, what's the deal with punitive damages? [more inside]
What's so great about the U.S. constitution? From a political science perspective, a legal perspective, a historical perspective? Non-USians without a written constitution especially invited to reply.