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United States: legal resources: Legal history

Subjects: American Studies, Law

Related Bodleian Libguides

History of US law: general overviews

American legal history

Electronic resources

Various databases mean that a lot of material - from original sources and documents to early treatises on the law - are available online. Some principal ones are below:

Some of the printed works in the Library

Biographies & letters

The Library's collections include books about the lives and work of important figures in US law (some of whom are also of general historical importance), such as the following publications: