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Whether it’s Blackstone’s Commentaries or the foundational cases or modern law, common law systems trace their foundations to historical texts. These databases provide access to these authorities that ground our legal system.
A fully text-searchable corpus of books, pamphlets and broadsides in all subjects printed between 1701 and 1800. ECCO digitizes the eighteenth-century section of the works catalogued in the English Short-title Catalogue (ESTC).
The world's most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American trials. Comprises thousands of books and pamphlets covering adultery, commercial law, conspiracy, constitutional law, crimes against persons, domestic relations, dueling, elections, impeachment, international law, land, libel, military offenses, murder, slavery, theft, torts, treason and wills, among many other subjects. Includes English-speaking jurisdictions such as the United States, Britain, Ireland and Canada, along with English-language titles about trials in other jurisdictions such as France.