Table of contents for Prestatehood legal materials : a fifty-state research guide, including New York City and the District of Columbia / Michael Chiorazzi, Marguerite Most, editors.

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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 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Legal research -- United States -- States.
Law -- United States -- States -- Sources.