The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 is a collection of content describing the courtroom dramas that rocked society in America, England and the British Empire. The texts give insights into familial relations and gender conventions, and may be the best source available for nineteenth-century divorce and marriage.
Not all of the trials were of a notorious nature. The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 also contains material offering constitutional value. Many trials engage important historical issues, including the Dred Scott case and the Scopes Monkey Trial.
This new collection joins the award-winning Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 and U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 archives as an important addition to The Making of Modern Law series. More than 10,000 titles - and almost two million pages of fully searchable content - are derived from the holdings of the law libraries of Harvard and Yale, as well as The Library of the Bar of the City of New York.
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs and arguments reprinted or bound as separate publications; and official, separately published records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations.
Students of government, psychology, critical theory, theater and performance, gender studies, race studies and journalism will find this collection fascinating. Topics covered include:
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