Explore legal material from the seventeenth century through the early twentieth century.

Together, the distinct collections that comprise The Making of Modern Law cover nearly every aspect of American and British law and dig deep into the legal traditions of Europe, Latin America, Asia, and other jurisdictions, both classic and contemporary. Encompassing a range of analytical, theoretical, and practical literature, these collections support and complement the traditional study of law by featuring valuable books from the most influential legal writers throughout history.

The Making of Modern Law: Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Part II: 1891–1950

This unique collection, digitised for the first time ever, brings together records and briefs from 1891–1950 that have most influenced modern writing and thinking about American law and American legal history.

The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926

Tracing the details of the courtroom dramas that rocked America, the British Empire, and the world, this archive provides unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions. It is the world's most complete full-text collection of American and British trials.

The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978

Researchers will find coverage of the most-studied cases, including many that resulted in landmark decisions. This collection provides transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, and other official papers brought before the highest court in the United States. It also includes information from cases that were denied certiorari.

The Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part II: Southern Regional Office

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part II: Southern Regional Office is comprised of never-before-digitized materials documenting the ACLU’s legal battle to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in thirteen Southern states. This collection is an indispensable resource for understanding the complete history of the civil rights movement.

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