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LAW 73372 — Federalism Seminar (A.J. Bellia): Historic Treatises

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Historic Legal Treatises

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises (1800–1926) 

is the most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises available today. Sourced from the world's foremost law libraries, this archive covers nearly every aspect of American and British law and encompasses a broad array of the analytical, theoretical, and practical literature for research in U.S. and British legal history. It features casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches, and other works from the most influential writers and legal thinkers of the time.

The collection traces the evolution of historical and contemporary legal thought in the United States and the United Kingdom during this period of monumental change. It provides researchers with a logical, interdisciplinary approach to the study of modern law and allows a vast segment of the literature of law to be quickly searched by specific keywords or phrases, full text, author, title, date, subject, source library, and more.


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Sample Historic Treatise

Charles Henry Simonton et al., The Federal Courts: Their Organization, Jurisdiction, and Procedure (1898).


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