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.

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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.

The Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990, spans most of the 20th century. it focuses on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. The relevance of the collection to today’s curriculum and to current debates at both national and local levels serve many research needs.

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926

This collection brings together foreign, comparative, and international titles, including the works of some of the great legal theorists, foreign legal treatises from a variety of countries, and books that compare legal systems, including ancient, Roman, Jewish, and Islamic law.

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970

This collection offers legal historians a unique collection of the "primary sources" of law: statutes and codes of Great Britain, France, Germany, northern and central European jurisdictions in an easy-to-find online form, complementing the collection of treatises found in Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926.

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