The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, Part II, 1763-1970 supports far-reaching research in legal and social history, from the eighteenth century to the era following World War II. Consisting of US state and territorial codes, municipal codes, and constitutional conventions and compilations, students and scholars of America’s common-law heritage will find this resource invaluable for tracing major legal topics across all states and territories.
The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, Part II, 1763-1970 is a fully-searchable digital archive of US state and territorial codes, municipal codes, and constitutional conventions and compilations. This collection’s easy-to-use search engine makes it possible to seek out one-time information throughout dozens of disparate texts, allowing for the thorough researching of nearly every aspect of American legal development.
The term “primary sources” is used not in the historian’s sense of a manuscript, letter or diary, but rather in the legal sense of a case, statute or regulation. The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, Part II, 1763-1970 brings together in one place many of the important documents that had been lost, destroyed, or previously inaccessible to researchers of American legal history around the world.
Topics addressed in this collection include:
Researchers can now easily see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interacted and developed over time.
By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections to search terms — helping scholars shape their research and integrate diverse content with relevant information.
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