Information on ancient and modern legal history, from around the world.
United States Congressional documents and debates from 1774-1873.
U.S. Congressional documents and debates from 1774 - 1875.
Henry Sumner Maine's 1861 compilation of ancient laws dealing with property, inheritance, crime, and civil law.
Translation of the Code of Hammurabi, with commentary.
Accounts, maps, photos, transcript excerpts and other materials relating to famous American trials. Assembled by Professor Douglas Linder, UMKC School of Law.
List covering teaching and research in the history of all legal traditions, although participants generally focus on common-law and other Western systems. Information about the American Society for Legal History, an archive of postings, book reviews and a substantial selection of well-annotated links.
Overview of the development of law in various nations and time periods.
Transcripts, images and links to primary and secondary sources addressing the state's experience with the death penalty and why it has eschewed capital punishment longer than any other.
Presenting historical writings in the natural law tradition.
Excerpts from the memoir of a Supreme Court clerk who served the notorious Justice James C. McReynolds during the year that FDR threatened to pack the Court.
Promoting an understanding of legal history.
Detailed biographies of over 100 early women lawyers and judges.
Web links to resources on Western law, from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt through 17th century England.
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