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June 22, 2018, by Angela Shearsmith

On trial: The Making of Modern Law

We are pleased to announce that we are providing trial access to 2 historical archives from Cengage:


American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

Drawing from the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), it focuses on civil rights, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. ACLU’s records offer researchers a view of the inner workings of the organisation and the hundreds of groups with which the ACLU interacted. Covering the years from before the it official founding in 1920 through the 20th century, this archive offers an array of primary source materials on some of the most important issues that affected the United States.

The collection contains more than 2 million pages held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.


Trials, 1600-1926

The world’s most comprehensive full-text collection of documents from Anglo-American trials. In addition to works pertaining to English-speaking jurisdictions such as the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada, this digital archive also contains English-language titles about trials in other jurisdictions, such as France.

Users will find published trial transcripts; popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder, adultery, and other scandalous crimes; unofficially published accounts of trials, briefs, arguments, and other trial documents that were printed as separate publications; official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions (domestic and international); and books encompassing multiple trials as well as books and pamphlets about a single trial.

The trials runs until 19th July 2018.

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