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New online resource! Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926

If you're studying the development of legal thought or practice in the English-speaking Western world, the Libraries new online resource may prove indispensable to your research.

The Making of the Modern Law: Treatises is a full-text collection of legal monographs published in Great Britain and the United States from 1800 to 1926. It comprises 21,800 titles covering every area of the law, including commerce, labor, slavery, taxation, real property, intellectual property, criminal law and constitutional law. The authors include seminal thinkers such as William Blackstone, Oliver Wendall Holmes and Clarence Darrow, who guided the development of legal theory and practice in America and England.

The database is an important resource not only for the history of the law, but also for a wide variety of other topics, including education, the family, public finance, business and economics, and politics and government. It is searchable by keyword in full text as well as by subject and other fields.

To access Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 from the front page of the Libraries webpage, follow the path: Research Resources > Indexes and Databases > By Subject > Law > Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926

Posted April 22, 2009