Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia
Explore the controversial legal history of the formation of the United States
Prestatehood Legal Materialsis your one-stop guide to the history and development of law in the U.S. and the change from territory to statehood. Unprecedented in its coverage of territorial government, this book identifies a wide range of available resources from each state to reveal the underlying legal principles that helped form the United States. In this unique publication, a state expert compiles each chapter using his or her own style, culminating in a diverse sourcebook that is interesting as well as informative.
In Prestatehood Legal Materials, you will find bibliographies, references, and discussion on a varied list of source materials, including:
This guide focuses on materials that are readily available to historians, political scientists, legal scholars, and researchers. Resources that assist in locating not-so-easily accessible materials are also covered. Special sections focus on the legal resources of colonial New York City and Washington, DC‚€”which is still technically in its prestatehood stage. Due to the enormity of this project, the editor of Prestatehood Legal Materialscreated a Web page where updates, corrections, additions and more will be posted.
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