Wayne Hobson




Department of American Studies, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

Wayne  Hobson

Emeritus Professor of American Studies


1973, Ph.D, Stanford University

Research Areas

Public Memory; Images of Crime and Violence; Religion and Culture

Publications - Books, Journals, Websites

“Lizzie Borden” in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law. Ed. Roger K. Newman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.

"Eugene V. Debs: Home-Grown Radical" in 100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History. Ed. Melvin I. Urofsky. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2004.

“Narratives in Black and White: The O.J. Simpson Trials as Social Drama” in Historic U.S. Court Cases, 1690-2000: An Encyclopedia.  Ed. John W. Johnson. 2nd ed.. New York: Garland Publishing. 2001.

“Two Nations: The Case of Sacco & Vanzetti” in Historic U.S. Court Cases, 1690-2000: An Encyclopedia.  Ed. John W. Johnson. 2nd ed. New York: Garland Publishing. 2001.

“'An Injury to One Is An Injury To All': In re Debs (1895)” in Historic U.S. Court Cases, 1690-1990: An Encyclopedia.  Ed. John W. Johnson. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992. Revised for 2nd edition, 2001.

"Lizzie Borden and Victorian America: Shifting Perspectives 1892-1992."Proceedings. Lizzie Borden Conference. Ed. Jules R. Ryckebusch. Portland: King Philip Publishing Co., 1993, 167-96.

"Review Essay: Lawyers and Power," Journal of Legal Education 39 (March 1989): 128-140.

The American Legal Profession and the Organizational Society, 1890-1930. New York: Garland Publishing. 1986.

Review Essay on American Law, by Lawrence M. Friedman in Legal Studies Forum10 (no. 1, 1986): 131-136.

"Technology in Culture; Culture in Technology; California American Studies Association Conference." Technology and Culture (Jan. 1985): 77-81.

"Symbol of the New Profession: Emergence of the Large Law Firm, 1870-1915." In The New High Priests; Lawyers in Post Civil War America. Ed. Gerard W. Gawalt. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984, 3-27.

"Crime, Punishment, and American Culture." In Forces in the Shaping of American Culture. Ed. Joseph Collier. Los Alamitos: Hwong Publishing, 1978, 104-142.

"Professionals, Progressives, and Bureaucratization: A Reassessment." The Historian39 (August 1977): 639-658.