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Collection Highlights: The Many Lawbooks of Francis Hilliard

Posted by: Nathan Dorn

In previous posts, I have highlighted collections related to some of the authors who had an outsized impact on the early history of American lawbooks in the 19th century. Among these, Joseph Story and James Kent certainly remain central to any retelling of American legal history. Lesser known, but important for his contributions to American …