Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926

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The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 represents a revolution in historical law research, opening up a wealth of hidden or previously inaccessible sources to scholars and students. This unique digital collection covers the watershed period of legal development during the 19th and early 20th centuries and is the world’s most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises of the period. 

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926: 

  • Covers almost every aspect of American and British law 
  • Includes casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters and speeches 
  • Encompasses a range of analytical, theoretical and practical literature for research in United States and British legal history 
  • Allows researchers to trace the evolution of historical and contemporary legal study in the U.S. and Britain during periods of monumental change 


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