This is an analysis notebook for detecting text reuse in legal codes of civil procedure—the “Field codes”—in the nineteenth-century United States. It is a collaboration between Kellen Funk and Lincoln Mullen. You can read a preprint of our article accepted for publication in the American Historical Review. This older working paper describes our method.

See these links for more details:

You may also be interested in the materials for various talks we have given about this project.

This notebook contains our work in progress. This is the most recent analysis in progress. There is more in the repository.