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Electronic Resources

  • Making of Modern Law-Legal Treatises (1800-1926)
    Making of Modern Law comprises over 21,000 fully searchable works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on British Commonwealth and American law, with over 14,000 titles from the nineteenth century and over 7,000 titles from the years 1900 to 1926. Making of Modern Law covers nearly every aspect of law, encompassing a range of analytical, theoretical, and practical literature, some very rare. The monographs and materials in Legal Treatises include casebooks, local practice manuals, books on legal form, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches.
  • HeinOnline Legal Classics
    HeinOnline Legal Classics is a digital collection of many of the most highly regarded works written on the law. The Legal Classics collection is based on titles listed in the Bibliography of Early American Law by Morris L. Cohen. Additional titles have been selected from early British and Commonwealth works as well as from the AALS Law Books Recommended for Libraries.

Some Good Study Aids for Legal History

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The Anglo-American Legal Heritage: Introductory Materials - Daniel R. Coquillette
Call Number: Fifth Floor KD532 .C67 2004
ISBN: 1594600384
This book covers the historical development of modern Anglo-American law. It explores the influence of Roman Law, the Anglo-Saxon period, the Norman Conquest, and English feudalism, and then the development of the English legal system up to the nineteenth century.

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Cases and Materials on Law and Jurisprudence in American History - Stephen B. Presser; Jamil S. Zainaldin
Call Number: Sherman Law & Literature Collection KF352 .L38 2000
ISBN: 0314211349

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Historical Introduction to Anglo-American Law in a Nutshell - Frederick G. Kempin, Jr
Call Number: Reserve Room KF352.Z9 K4 1990
ISBN: 0314747087
This book is an introduction to Anglo-American legal history. It has chapters on: courts, the jury, the bench and bar, customs and cases, legislation and codification, doctrinal writings (e.g., Littleton, Kent and Story), real property, torts, contracts, law and commerce, negotiable instruments, and business organizations.



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