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The Yale Law School guide to research in American legal history

Author: John B Nann; Morris L Cohen
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2018]
Series: Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The study of legal history has a broad application that extends well beyond the interests of legal historians. An attorney arguing a case today may need to cite cases that are decades or even centuries old, and historians studying political or cultural history often encounter legal issues that affect their main subjects. Both groups need to understand the laws and legal practices of past eras. This essential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Nann; Morris L Cohen
ISBN: 9780300118537 0300118538
OCLC Number: 1005124901
Description: 349 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: General bibliographic sources --
English foundations of American law, 1500s-1776 --
Colonial law, 1600s-1770s --
Constitutional law, 1780s --
The early republic, 1790s-1870s --
Research gets organized, 1880s-1930s --
The administrative state, 1930s-2010s --
Archives and practice materials --
International and civil law in the United States --
Language and biography --
Nonlaw research.
Series Title: Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
Responsibility: John B. Nann and Morris L. Cohen.

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The first guide to legal research intended for the many nonspecialists who need to enter this arcane and often tricky area  Read more...
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