• Corpus ID: 39186280

The Modernization of Corporation Law, 1920-1940

  title={The Modernization of Corporation Law, 1920-1940},
  author={Harwell Wells},
  journal={Corporate Law: Corporate \& Financial Law: Interdisciplinary Approaches eJournal},
  • H. Wells
  • Published 27 January 2009
  • History, Law, Economics
  • Corporate Law: Corporate & Financial Law: Interdisciplinary Approaches eJournal
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