These are general sources on the early history of American law. Only a few titles are listed here.
Billias, George A., ed. Law and Authority in Colonial America: Selected Essays. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, .
Brown, Elizabeth G. British Statutes in American Law, 1776-1836. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Law School, 1964.
Chase, Anthony. Law and History: The Evolution of the American Legal System. New York: New Press, 1997.
KF4541 .C835 2001
Currie, David P. The Constitution in Congress: The Jeffersonians, 1801-1829. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
KF4541 .C83 2005
Currie, David P. The Constitution in Congress: Democrats and Whigs, 1829-1861. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
KF385 .D36 1823r
Dane, Nathan. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law, With Occasional Notes and Comments. 9 vols. Taiwan: [s.n., 198-?]. Reprint of Boston: Cummings, Hilliard, 1823-29.
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Fleming, Donald, & Bailyn, Bernard, eds. Law in American History. Boston: Little, Brown, .
KF385.A4 F7 2002
Friedman, Lawrence M. American Law in the 20th Century. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
KF9223 .F75 1993
Friedman, Lawrence M. Crime and Punishment in American History. New York: BasicBooks, 1993.
Friedman, Lawrence M. A History of American Law. Revised ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.
KF352 .A7 H35 2005
Hall, Kermit L. et al. American Legal History: Cases and Materials. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Hall, Kermit. A Comprehensive Bibliography of American Constitutional and Legal History, 1896-1979. 5 vols. Millwood, N. Y.: Kraus International Publications, 1984.
Hall, Kermit. A Comprehensive Bibliography of American Constitutional and Legal History, Supplement, 1980-1987. 2 vols. Millwood, N. Y.: Kraus International Publications, 1991. A supplement to the 1984 edition.
Harmon, Robert B. The American Legal System: A Bibliographical Survey. Monticello, Ill.: Council of Planning Librarians, 1978.
KF380 .H67 1992
Horwitz, Morton J. The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960: The Crisis of Legal Orthodoxy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
KD532.Z9 K44 1990
Kempin, Frederick G. Historical Introduction to Anglo-American Law in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. St. Paul: West, 1990.
Morris, Richard B., ed. Studies in the History of American Law, With Special Reference to the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. 2nd ed. New York: Octagon Books, 1974.
KF4541 .O54 2005
O'Neill, Johnathan G. Originalism in American Law and Politics: A Constitutional History.Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
KF425 .P67 1999
Popkin, William D. Statutes in Court: The History and Theory of Statutory Interpretation. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press, 1999.
KF352.A7 P73 2000
Presser, Stephen B. & Jamil S. Zanaildin. Law and Jurisprudence in American History: Cases and Materials. 4th ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2000.
KF394.Z9 R4 1977r
Reinsch, Paul S. English Common Law in the Early American Colonies. New York: Gordon Press, 1977. Reprint of the 1899 ed., Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin.