Harvard University Press
An Exploration of the Influence of Legal Action on Culture
The “oracle" in the title of Caleb Smith’s ambitious reading of pre-Civil War literature regarding law refers to judges; the “curse" refers to the writings of those who opposed the system and were often tried and condemned by it....
"The Oracle and the Curse:A Poetics of Justice From the Revolution to the Civil War,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 15
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol15/iss2/7