The Making of Modern Law
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The Making of Modern Law provides digital images of more than 21,000 American and British treatises from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection includes scholarly works, casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, pamphlets, letters, speeches, and more. All of the titles in the collection are full text searchable, so you can perform a keyword search on over 10 million pages of text. You can also search the collection by subject, author, title, publisher, and place of publication, and you can also browse a list of titles and authors included in the collection. Once you have located a title that interests you, you can also search within that title for particular keywords. The front matter of a title, including the preface and table of contents, and back-of-book indexes can be keyword searched as well.
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