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Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
"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 reference is intended for the many nonspecialists who need to enter this arcane and often tricky area of research"--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.
KF240 .N36 2018
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press,