Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Herbert A. Johnson

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law

LL.B., New York Law School, 1960; Ph.D., 1965, M.A., 1961, and A.B., 1955, Columbia University

Books

The Law Merchant and Negotiable Instruments in Colonial New York 1664-1730. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1963. Reprinted: Union, N.J.:The Lawbook Exchange, 2002.

John Jay, 1745-1829. Albany: University of the State of New York, State Education Department, 1970

The Papers of John Marshall, with Charles T. Cullen. Chapel Hill, N.C., University of North Carolina Press, Vol. I (1974), Vol. II (1977)

Historical Courthouses of New York State: 18th and 19th Century Halls of Justice Across the Empire State, with Ralph K. Andrist and Milo V. Stewart. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977

Imported Eighteenth-Century Law Treatises in American Law Libraries 1700-1799. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1978

South Carolina Legal History. Spartanburg: The Reprint Company, 1980

George L. Haskins and Herbert A. Johnson, Foundations of Power — John Marshall, 1801-1815, Volume 2, History of the Supreme Court of the United States, Paul A. Freund, ed. New York: Macmillan Company, 1981; 2nd edition, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009

Essays on New York Colonial Legal History. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1981

History of Criminal Justice. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Co., 1988; 2nd edition, with Nancy Travis Wolfe, Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Co., 1995; 3rd edition, with Nancy Travis Wolfe, Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Co., 2003

John Jay: Colonial Lawyer. New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1989; reprinted, Washington: Beard Books, 2006

American Legal and Constitutional History: Cases and Materials. San Francisco: Austin & Winfield, 1994; 2nd edition, Lanham: University Press of America, 2001

The Chief Justiceship of John Marshall, 1801-35. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997; paperback edition, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1998

Wingless Eagle: U.S. Army Aviation through World War I. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001

Gibbons v. Ogden: John Marshall, Steamboats, and the Supreme Court. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2010

Book Chapters

"The Advent of Common Law in Colonial New York," in George A. Billias, ed., Law and Authority in Colonial America (Barre, Mass.: Barre Press, 1965)

"American Colonial Legal History: A Historiographical Interpretation," in Alden T. Vaughan and George Athan Billias, eds., Perspectives on Early American History: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Morris (New York: Harper & Row, 1973)

"Gibbons v. Ogden before Marshall," in Leo Hershkowitz and Milton M. Klein, eds., Courts and Law in Early New York (Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1978), 105-113, 147-148

"Concepts of Crime in Simms' Revolutionary Novels," in Herbert A. Johnson, ed., South Carolina Legal History (Spartanburg, S.C.: The Reprint Company, 1980), 199-208

"The Palmetto and the Oak: Law and Constitution in Early South Carolina, 1670-1800," in Kermit L. Hall and James W. Ely, Jr., An Uncertain Tradition: Constitutionalism and the History of the South (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989), 83-101

"Federal Union, Property, and the Contract Clause: John Marshall's Thought in Light of Sturges v. Crowninshield and Ogden v. Saunders," in Thomas C. Shevory, ed., John Marshall's Achievement: Law, Politics and Constitutional Interpretations (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1989), 33-55.

"Charities," in South Carolina Jurisprudence, 5:213-61 (Columbia: South Carolina Bar, 1991)

"Sanctions in Colonial North America," in Punishment: Transactions of the Jean Bodin Society for Comparative Institutional History, 58:109-53 (Brussels: DeBoeck-Universite, 1991), 109-153

"Religious Societies", in South Carolina Jurisprudence, 27: 321-400 (Columbia: South Carolina Bar, 1996) (with James K. Lehman).

Law Review Articles

"Toward a Reappraisal of the `Federal' Government: 1783-1789," American Journal of Legal History, 8: 314-25 (1964). Reprinted in Kermit L. Hall, ed., United States Constitutional and Legal History, 3: 356-67 (New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1987)

"Civil Procedure in John Jay's New York," American Journal of Legal History, 11: 69-80 (1967)

"The Prerogative Court of New York, 1686-1776," American Journal of Legal History, 17: 95-144 (1973)

"A Look at the American Society for Legal History," American Bar Association Journal, 60: 103-05 (1974)

"John Jay: Lawyer in a Time of Transition, 1764-1775," University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 124: 1260-92 (1976). Reprinted in Kermit L. Hall, ed., United States Constitutional and Legal History, 6: 347-79 (New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1987)

"Historical and Constitutional Perspectives on Cross-Vesting of Court Jurisdiction," Melbourne University Law Review, 19: 45-91 (1993)

"Introduction," 1994 Invitational Conference on Courts and Jurisdiction in Federal States; The United States, Canada, and Australia, South Carolina Law Review, 46: 641-45 (1995)

"Note: A Brief History of Canadian Federal Court Jurisdiction," 1994 Invitational Conference on Courts and Jurisdiction in Federal States: The United States, Canada, and Australia, South Carolina Law Review, 46: 761-64 (1995)

"Judicial Institutions in Emerging Federal Systems: The Marshall Court and the European Court of Justice," John Marshall Law Review, 33: 1063-1108 (2000)

"The Wright Patent Wars and Early American Aviation," Journal of Air Law and Commerce, 69: 21-63 (2004)

"Comments in Reply," in "Symposium: An Appreciation of Professor Herbert Johnson," South Carolina Law Review, 56: 417, at 451-55 (2005)

"Bushrod Washington," Vanderbilt Law Review, 62: 447-90 (2009)

Essays

"William Cushing." "Thomas Johnson," and "John Marshall," in Leon Friedman and Fred L. Israel, eds., The Justices of the United States Supreme Court, 1789-1969: Their Lives and Major Opinions ( New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1969; 2nd edition, New York: Chelsea House, 1995)

"John Marshall (1755-1835)," in Virginius Dabney, ed., The Patriots: The American Revolution Generation of Genius (New York: Atheneum, 1975)

"Courthouse Design, Financing and Maintenance in Antebellum South Carolina," in David Moltke-Hansen, ed., Art in the Lives of South Carolinians: Nineteenth-Century Chapters, 2: pp. HJ 1-9 (Charleston: Carolina Art Association, 1979) (Mimeographed)

"Albert J. Beveridge" in Clyde N. Wilson, ed., Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 17: Twentieth Century American Historians (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1983)

"John Marshall" in Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Charles Reagan Wilson, et. al. eds., (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989), 826-27

"John Jay: Federalist and Chief Justice, " in Well Begun: Chronicles of the Early National Period, Stephen L. Schechter and Richard B. Bernstein, eds. (Albany: New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1989), 91-95

"John Jay", in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, edited by Jack P. Greene and J. R. Pole (Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1991)

"The Supreme Court Declares its Independence: Judicial Review of Federal Statutes," in John W. Johnson, ed., Historic U.S. Court Cases 1690-1990: An Encyclopedia (New York: Garland Publishing, 1992), 63-67 ; 2nd edition, 1:159-63 (New York: Routledge, 2001)

"Antecedents to the Court," "Mandamus," "Marbury v. Madison," in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, Kermit L. Hall, et al., eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), 32-34, 519, 521-523; 2nd edition, 39-41, 603-604, 605-607

"John Marshall, 1801-1835", in The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies, 1789-1993, Clare Cushman, ed., (Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1993), 61-66 ; reprinted, The Supreme Court Historical Society Quarterly, 24 No. 2: 21-24 ( 2003)

"The Legal Profession", in Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies, Jacob E. Cooke, ed., 1: 419-28 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993)

"John Marshall", in The Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary, Melvin I. Urofsky, ed. (New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1994), 301-306

"William Cushing," in American National Biography, 5: 918-19 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)

"Thomas Jefferson and Legal Education in Revolutionary America," in James Gilreath, ed. Thomas Jefferson and the Education of a Citizen (Washington: Library of Congress, 1999)103-14, 330-33

"Marbury v. Madison," in Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 173-75; 2nd edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 605-07

"Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina," in Paul Finkelman, ed., Religion and American Law: An Encyclopedia (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000), 202-04

"John Jay," in Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court, Thomas T. Lewis, et al., editors, 2: 503-05 (Pasadena: Salem Press, Inc., 2001)

"James Kent," and "John Marshall," in John R. Vile, Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, 1:43341; 2: 487-95 (Santa Barbara: ABC Clio, 2003)

"Supreme Court," and "Supreme Court and War Powers," in Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront, John P. Resch, editor, 1: 181-86 (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005)

"John Marshall," in Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia, Joseph R. Marbaugh, Troy E. Smith and Ellis Katz, editors (Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005), 405-412.

"Chief Justice," in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1: 294-96, David S. Tanenhaus, editor (New York: Macmillan Reference U.S., 2008)

"Circuit Riding," in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1:305-06, David S. Tanenhaus, editor (New York: Macmillan Reference U.S., 2008)

"John Marshall," in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Charles Reagan Wilson, general editor. 10: 110-11 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008)

"John Marshall," Milestone Documents of American Leaders, Paul L. Finkelman, editor, 3: 1462-83 (Dallas: Schlager Group, Inc., 2009)

Other Articles

"The Admiralty Court Comes to Morrisania," The Advocate, 9: 15-21 (Bronx County Bar Association, 1962)

"When John Jay was Jack," Columbia College Today, 10: 48-51 (1963)

"Univac is Here! Lawyers Fall Back and Regroup," The Advocate, 11: 35-37 (Bronx County Bar Association, 1964)

"Magyar-Mania in New York City: Louis Kossuth and American Politics," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, 47: 237-49 (1964)

"Impeachment and Politics," The South Atlantic Quarterly, 63: 552-63 (1964)

"Some Nice Sharp Quillets of the Customs Law: The New York Affair, 1763-1767," with David Syrett, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Series, 25: 432-51 (1968)

"George Harison's Protest: New Light on Forsey v. Cunningham," New York History, 50: 61-82 (1969)

"The United States Supreme Court: A Time for Change?" Verdict 5: 27-31 (Oxford University Law Society, 1969)

"The Tribulations of Conway Robinson: John Marshall's 'Washington Lotts,'" Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 79: 427-35 (1971)

"Schoharie County Courthouse," The Catskills, 1: 39-39 (Summer, 1973), 38-39

"English Statutes in Colonial New York," New York History, 58: 277-96 (1977)

"Seeds of Separation: The General Staff Corps and Military Aviation Before World War I," in Air University Review, 34: 29-45 (Nov.-Dec. 1982)

"The Wright Patent and Early Army Aviation", Air Force Journal of Logistics, 9: 2-6 (No. 2, Spring 1985). Extracted in David C. Rugenberg and James S. Allen, eds., The Logistics of Waging War: American Logistics 1774-1985, Emphasizing the Development of Airpower (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1986), 62

"The Constitutional Thought of William Johnson," South Carolina Historical Magazine, 89: 132-45 (1988)

"John Jay: Federalist and Chief Justice," in Well Begun: Chronicles of the Early National Period, Stephen L Schechter and Richard B. Bernstein, editors, (Albany: New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1989), 91-95 (abridged from John Jay, 1745-1829 [1970] )

"The Aero Club of America and Army Aviation, 1907-1916," New York History, 65: 374-95 (1985). Reprinted in World.War I Aero: The Journal of the Early Aeroplane, No. 154 (Nov. 1996), 3-9; No. 155 (Feb. 1997), 3-6

"Chief Justice John Marshall (1801-1835)," in 1998 Journal of Supreme Court History, 1: 3-20

"The Wright Patent and U. S. Military Aviation in World War I," World War I Aero: The Journal of the Early Aeroplane, No 164 (May 1999), 6-16

"John Jay and the Supreme Court," New York History, 71: 59-90 (2000)

"American Air Power Doctrine and the First World War, 1914-18," World War I Aero: The Journal of the Early Aeroplane, No. 171 (February 2001), 17-26; No. 173 (August 2001), 57-62

"The Wright Patent, the Manufacturers' Aircraft Association, and American Aviation Between the Wars," World War I Aero: The Journal of the Early Aeroplane, No. 190 (November 2005), 3-6

"The Rule of Law in the Realm and in the Province of New York: Prelude to the American Revolution," History: The Journal of the Historical Association (U.K.), 91: 3-23 (January 2006)

"Whither Air Power History?", World War I Aero: The Journal of the Early Aeroplane, No. 197 (August 2007), 125-27

Electronic Publications

"The English Revolutions and the Rule of Law in Revolutionary New York: Jay, Livingston, Morris, and Hamilton", Conference entitled "Columbia's Legacy: Friends and Enemies in the New Nation," held at Columbia University and the New-York Historical Society on December 10, 2004.
www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/conferences/2004/john_jay/pdf/Johnson.pdf

"Colonial Protectionism in the First British Empire: Implications for American Federalism,"Working Papers Series, Social Science Research Net, Paper #2007585 WPS
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"Due Process, Military Exigency, and Civilian-Military Relationships in George Washington's Army," Working Paper Series, Social Science Research Net, Paper #1148331 WPS
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"Herb Johnson on 'Manuscript Grubbing'," November 3, 2008, blog.milestonedocuments.com:80.

Herbet A. Johnson