Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1970

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Description

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1970 is a collection of digitized historic U.S. legal documents at the federal, state, and local levels. It includes records of the American colonies, documents published by state constitutional conventions, federal statutes, state and territorial codes, municipal codes, city charters, law dictionaries, digests, and more. Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources is a valuable resource for any topic in American history involving law or government at any level, including slavery, suffrage, labor, education, welfare, Indigenous rights, and more. Rutgers has access to both parts of this resource on this platform: 

  • Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources Part I, 1620-1926
  • Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources Part II, 1763-1970

For historic legal treatises published in the United States and Great Britain, please see Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926.

Dates covered

1620-1970.

Type of coverage

Full-text legal primary sources.

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Gale Cengage Learning


Core Subject(s)

Law