The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 describes the courtroom dramas that gripped American society, the British Empire, and the world. This fully-searchable digital collection includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions. The collection also supports studies in government, psychology, critical theory, theater and performance, gender studies, race studies, and journalism.
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 is the world's most comprehensive full-text collection of documents from Anglo-American trials. In addition to works pertaining to English-speaking jurisdictions such as the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada, this digital archive also contains English-language titles about trials in other jurisdictions, such as France. Users will find published trial transcripts; popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder, adultery, and other scandalous crimes; unofficially published accounts of trials, briefs, arguments, and other trial documents that were printed as separate publications; official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions (domestic and international); and books encompassing multiple trials as well as books and pamphlets about a single trial.
Students will find this collection invaluable for its coverage of such topics as adultery, commercial law, constitutional law, dueling, elections, impeachment, international law, land, military offenses, murder, sexuality, slavery, torts, treason, and wills.
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The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 is the result of a partnership between Gale and the law libraries of Harvard University and Yale University. In addition, it includes outstanding trials from the Library of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In addition to the full text of all works within this collection, additional details associated with each work have been captured to facilitate searching and ensure accessibility. Search indexes have been developed using this metadata, providing users with unequaled access to the content and providing details within the full citation created for each work.
Famous subjects in British history include:
Famous subjects in American history include:
Famous subjects in French history include:
Relive celebrated U.S. trials, including:
Discover details of historic British trials, such as:
Learn the sordid details of famous love trials:
Only a few of the very largest libraries hold more than a small fraction, in any format, of the trial works contained in this digital collection. Even libraries with large print holdings will benefit from the power of full-text searching — enabling information never before available to be retrieved and correlated.
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.
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“By drawing from the collections of two premiere research libraries, Gale has created a unique resource that could be beneficial to a wide range of researchers. SUMMING UP: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty.”