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CONTENTS VOLUME I About the Editors Contributors Preface Chapter 1. Sources of Law in the Alabama Territory and the State of Alabama, 1798-1832: A Narrative Bibliography Paul M. Pruitt, Jr. David I. Durham The Future Alabama in the Mississippi Territory, 1798-1817 1 8 The Alabama Territory, 1817-1819 Alabama's 1819 Constitutionand the Transition to Statehood 14 The State of Alabama, 1819-1832 Chapter 2. Alaska Prestatehood Legal Research Resources 31 Jessica Van Buren A Brief History Creation of a New Judiciary Conclusion Primary Sources of Law Archival Collections Secondary Sources Chapter 3. Territorial Arizona Documents: Bibliography and Research Guide Jacquelyn Gayle Kasper Introduction Bibliographic Essay on Arizona History Research Guides Bibliography xiii Chapter 4. Arkansas Law Before Statehood Glen-Peter Ahlers Sr. The Spanish and French Influences American Soil Territorial Law Chapter 5. California Legal History Revisited: Researching the Spanish, Mexican, and Early American Periods Myra K. Saunders Jennifer Lentz Historical Background General Research Overview Selected Bibliography Chapter 6. Colorado Prestatehood Legal Resources: Sixteenth Century to 1876 Barbara Bintliff The Colorado Region Before the Territory of Colorado Pre-Colorado Territory Extralegal Governments Colorado Territory The Colorado Constitution Other Colorado Prestatehood Legal Materials Chapter 7. A Guide to Connecticut Prestatehood Legal Research Janis Fusaris Introduction Historical Background Governing Documents Legislative Sources Judicial Sources Executive Sources Secondary Sources Web Sites 97 Chapter 8. Colonial Delaware Legal Bibliography 173 Eileen B. Cooper David King Mary Jane Mallonee 173 Historical Background Dutch and Swedish Period (1631-1664) Duke of York Period (1664-1682) Penn Proprietorship (1682-1776) Colonial Delaware Legal Bibliography Chapter 9. The Legal History of the District of Columbia 217 Prior to Home Rule: A Bibliographic Essay Luis M. Acosta 217 Introduction History and Governance of the District of Columbia History of the Courts in the District of Columbia Bibliography Chapter 10. Tracking Down Legal Sources 247 on Prestatehood Florida Christopher A. Vallandingham 247 The First Spanish Period, 1513-1763 The British Period, 1763-1783 The Second Spanish Period, 1783-1821 Territory of Florida, 1821-1845 The Disputes Over Land Grants Conclusion Chapter 11. Georgia Prestatehood Legal Research 275 Kristina L. Niedringhaus 276 The Charter Period Establishment of a Royal Colony The Revolution Bibliography Chapter 12. Hawaii Prestatehood Legal Materials 285 Leina`ala Robinson Seeger 285 Historical Summary 288 Monarchy (1795/1796 to January 17, 1893) Provisional Government (January 17, 1893 to July 3, 1894) 301 Republic of Hawaii (July 4, 1894 to August 11, 1898/ April 29, 1900) Territory of Hawaii (August 12, 1898/April 30, 1900 302 to August 20, 1959) Selected Federal Acts Relating to Statehood State Constitution and Constitutional Convention Selected Bibliography 305 Chapter 13. Frontier Justice in the Territory of Idaho 327 Kristin M. Ford 327 Introduction Primary Sources Secondary Sources Chapter 14. Illinois Legal Research Before Statehood 345 in 1818: A Bibliographical Guide Judith Gaskell 345 Introduction The Illinois Country Under the French from 1673 to 1765 346 The Era of English Rule from 1763 to 1778 The County of Illinois in the Republic of Virginia 348 from 1778 to 1782 and Awaiting U.S. Rule from 1782 to 1787 Illinois in the Northwest Territory from 1787 to 1809 Illinois in the Indiana Territory from 1800 to 1809 The Territory of Illinois from 1809 to 1818 350 Chapter 15. Indiana Prestatehood Legal Materials 361 Mary G. Persyn 361 A Short Legal History of Indiana Before Statehood Sources to Research Indiana Prestatehood Legal History Chapter 16. Iowa Territory Legal Materials 383 David Hanson 383 Introduction Historical Background Preterritorial Materials 386 State Constitution Materials Judicial Branch Territory Materials Legislative Branch Territory Materials Executive Branch Territory Materials Bibliography of Iowa Territory Legal Materials Bibliography of Iowa Territory Historical Materials Chapter 17. The Law in "Bleeding Kansas": A Selected Bibliography of Legal Documents from Prestatehood Kansas, 1803-1861 405 Robert A. Mead Mon Yin Lung Joseph A. Custer 405 Introduction Historical Background Preterritorial Period, 1803-1854 Territorial Period, 1854-1861 Bibliography of Kansas Legal History Resources Chapter 18. Law in the Wilderness: An Annotated Bibliography of Legal Materials of Prestatehood Kentucky, 1774-1792 429 Kurt X. Metzmeier 429 Introduction Public Law Legislation Executive and Administrative Records Reports of Court Statehood The New State Conclusion Chapter 19. A Bibliographic Survey of Sources for a Study of the Law of Colonial and Territorial Louisiana Carol D. Billings Chapter 20. Maine Prestatehood Legal Materials Isa Lang Maureen Quinlan Introduction Part I: Legal Documents in Their Historical Context, 1607-1691 Part II: The District of Maine, 1691--1820 Conclusion Chapter 21. Maryland Prestatehood Legal Materials Michael S. Miller Ruth A. Hodgson Dee Van Nest Introduction Historical Background Maryland Constitution Judicial Branch Legislative Branch Executive Branch Miscellaneous Maryland Legal Materials Chapter 22. Colonial Massachusetts Legal Resources Robert J. Brink Stephen C. O'Neill Introduction Primary Records and Sources Secondary and Bibliographical Sources Institutions, Summaries of Collections, Finding Aids Online Resources Other Resources and Conclusion 461 Chapter 23. Michigan Legal Materials: Seventeenth Century to 1837 Janice Selberg Introduction French Rule, 1608-1763 British Rule, 1763-1796 The Northwest Territories, 1787-1805 Michigan Territory, 1805-1836 Sources of Michigan Prestatehood Law Chapter 24. Minnesota Legal Materials from Wilderness to Statehood Anna M. Cherry Competing Claims to the Land The Shifting Boundaries of Territory The Winding Path to Statehood Minnesota Prestatehood Documents Chapter 25. Mississippi, 1699-1817 Kris Gilliland Introduction French Louisiane, 1682-1762 British West Florida, 1763-1783 Spanish Luisiana, 1783-1798 Bourbon County, Georgia, 1785-1796 The U.S. Territory of Mississippi, 1798-1817 The State of Mississippi, 1817 Chapter 26. Missouri Prestatehood Legal Materials Margaret McDermott Introduction History Missouri Constitution Journals and Legislative Proceedings Territorial Session Laws Territorial Codes and Digests Court Records Resources 561 Chapter 27. Early Justice Under the Big Sky: Prestatehood Legal Resources of Montana Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson Introduction Primary Law Court Reports and Other Judicial Materials Statutes and Codes Session Laws Bills House and Council (Senate) Journals Miscellaneous Legislative Materials Executive Branch Materials Other Prestatehood Legal Materials VOLUME II Chapter 28. Nebraska Prestatehood Legal Materials Sandra B. Placzek Introduction Historical Background Treaties and Federal Laws Relating to the Creation of the Nebraska Territory and State State Constitution Judicial Branch Legislative Branch Executive Branch Municipal Documents and County Records Bibliography of Nebraska Legal Materials Chapter 29. Territorial Legal Research for Nevada Galen L. Fletcher Ann S. Jarrell Introduction Federal Sources Utah Territory, 1850-1861 Nevada Territory, 1861-1864 Secondary Sources 641 Chapter 30. Bibliography of Legal Materials in Colonial New Hampshire Barry Shanks 735 Introduction Legal Materials by Historical Period Legal Materials by Type Chapter 31. New Jersey Prestatehood Legal Materials 755 Susan Lyons 755 Introduction Fundamental Law: Charters, Grants, and Constitutions Statutory Instruments Courts and Court Reports Executive Materials Bibliography of Secondary Sources Chapter 32. Statehood for a Conquered Land: A Bibliography of the Legal Documents Regarding New Mexico's Statehood, 1846-1912 773 Robert A. Mead 773 Introduction Historical Background The Mexican-American War and Acquisition of New Mexico from Mexico The 1850 Constitutional Convention and Establishment 779 of the Territory of New Mexico Creation of Arizona As a Territory and the 1870 779 Constitutional Convention The 1889 Constitutional Convention Documents Related to Statehood in 1912 Territorial Statutory and Legislative Publications Territorial Judicial Publications Useful Resources for Legal History Research 781 Chapter 33. New York Prestatehood Legal Research 793 Materials Robert A. Emery 793 Introduction Dutch Rule 796 Proprietary Rule Royal Rule Selected Bibliography Chapter 34. New York City Colonial Legal Research 813 Guide William H. Manz 813 Introduction Charters Common Council Proceedings Ordinances Courts General Sources Chapter 35. North Carolina Colonial Legal Materials 829 Scott Childs Melanie J. Dunshee 829 Historical Background Colonial Records Project Organic Acts Constitutions Legislative Branch Executive Branch Judicial Branch Bibliography Chapter 36. A Guide to North Dakota Prestatehood Legal 851 Materials Rhonda Schwartz 851 Introduction Organic Act Session Laws and Legislative Journals Codes and Compiled Laws Court Opinions and Digest Enabling Act Constitutional Convention Governors, Justices, and Members of the First Territorial Legislature Directory of Libraries and Archives 867 870 Selected Bibliography 871 Chapter 37. Ohio Prestatehood Legal Materials 873 Thomas E. Heard 873 Introduction 873 Historical Background 874 Preterritorial Documents 874 Acts Relating to the Creation of the Northwest Territory 875 Federal Acts Relating to the Northwest Territories 878 Executive Records of the Northwest Territory Legislative Actions in the Territory Before Ohio Statehood 878 Judiciary Constitution and Statehood General Publications Relating to Early Ohio Conclusion 881 Chapter 38. A Bibliographic Essay on Prestatehood Legal 889 Research for the State of Oklahoma Judith Morgan 889 Introduction General Research Note The Beginnings Indian Territory Governments of the Five Civilized Tribes Oklahoma Territory The Move to Statehood Indian Territory The Constitutional Convention Bibliography: Selected Federal Legislation, Treaties, and Agreements Internet Resources 924 Chapter 39. Oregon Law Before Statehood: History 949 and Sources Joe K. Stephens 949 Introduction The "Oregon Question," 1789-1821 The Provisional Government The Territorial Government The Drive for Statehood Chapter 40. Pennsylvania Prestatehood Legal Materials 983 Joel Fishman 983 General Works Primary Sources Executive Branch Constitutional and Statutory Documents Judiciary Biography Secondary Sources Web Sites Chapter 41. Researching the Laws of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: From Lively Experiment1 to Statehood 1021 Gail I. Winson 1021 Introduction 1022 1636-1647: The Four Original Towns 1647-1663: Acts and Orders of 1647 and the Royal Charter 1026 1663-1776: From Royal Charter to Revolution Legislative Digests and Session Laws Court System Additional Sources 1028 Chapter 42. South Carolina Prestatehood Legal Materials 1047 Duncan E. Alford 1047 Introduction Primary Sources Secondary Sources Serials Special Collections of Historical Legal Materials Appendix Chapter 43. A Bibliographic Survey of Prestatehood Legal Resources for the State of South Dakota 1069 Sarah Lanier Hollingsworth 1069 Introduction 1072 Historical Overview 1079 Prestatehood Legal Resources Miscellaneous Resources for Prestatehood South Dakota 1133 Conclusion Chapter 44. Tennessee Prestatehood Legal Materials Lynn E. Murray Introduction Treaties Beginning of Permanent Settlement and the Watauga Association North Carolina Jurisdiction, 1777-1790 Cumberland Compact, 1780-1783 State of Franklin, 1784-1789 North Carolina Jurisdiction, 1788-1790 Territorial Government, 1790-1796 Statehood Bibliography of Secondary Sources Documenting Tennessee's Prestatehood Period Bibliographic Aids and Finding Tools Chapter 45. Texas Prestatehood Legal Materials Brandon D. Quarles Matthew C. Cordon Introduction The Period of Mexican Rule Formation and Development of the Republic of Texas Annexation/Statehood (1845) Annotated Bibliography Chapter 46. Legal Research in the State of Deseret and the Utah Territory, 1847-1896 Robert Lee Warthen Introduction and Bibliographical Sources Deseret/Utah Constitution Federal Laws Affecting Utah in Statutes at Large Congressional Materials on Utah Territory Utah Commission Statutes and Legislative Documents Executive Branch Utah Courts Ordinances 1149 Secondary Sources on the History of the State of Deseret and the Utah Territory Chapter 47. Vermont Prestatehood Legal Materials Paul J. Donovan Paul Gillies Background Prestatehood Records Histories and Background Information Bibliographies Maps Court Decisions State Constitution Selected Secondary Sources Legislation/Legislature Selected Resources Chapter 48. Legal History Resources for Colonial Virginia, 1607-1776 John R. Barden Introduction Areas of Law and Government Resource List Chapter 49. Washington Territorial Legal Materials Ann Hemmens Cheryl Rae Nyberg Introduction Legal Developments Leading to Statehood Constitutions and Constitutional Conventions Session Laws and Codes Legislative Assembly Courts Governors Officers and Agencies Historical Works and Archival Sources 1257 Chapter 50. West Virginia--"One of a Kind" Kevin Fredette Introduction Primary Sources for Prestatehood West Virginia (1776-1861) Roots of Separation Formation of the State of West Virginia (1861-1863) Conclusion Chapter 51. Wisconsin Prestatehood Legal Materials Dwayne Strojny Introduction Historical Background Constitutional Materials Judicial Branch Legislative Branch Executive Branch Additional Resources Conclusion Chapter 52. Wyoming Prestatehood Legal Materials: An Annotated Bibliography Debora A. Person Introduction Pre-Wyoming Territory Establishment of the Wyoming Territory Administration of the Wyoming Territory Establishment of the State of Wyoming General Secondary Sources Index 1365
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Legal research -- United States -- States.
Law -- United States -- States -- Sources.