9780789020567

Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia, Volumes 1 & 2

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  • Copyright: 2006-03-28
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Summary

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: state codes drafted by Congress county, state, and national archives journals and digests state and federal reports, citations, surveys, and studies books, manuscripts, papers, speeches, and theses town and city records and documents Web sites to help your search for more information and more Prestatehood Legal Materialsprovides you with brief overviews of state histories from colonization to acceptance into the United States. In this book, you will see how foreign countries controlled the laws of these territories and how these states eventually broke away to govern themselves. The text also covers the legal issues with Native Americans, inter-state and the Mexico and Canadian borders, and the development of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government. 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.

Table of Contents

About the Editors xxi
Contributors xxiii
Preface xxix
Sources of Law in the Alabama Territory and the State of Alabama, 1798--1832: A Narrative Bibliography
1(30)
Paul M. Pruitt Jr.
David I. Durham
The Future Alabama in the Mississippi Territory, 1798--1817
1(7)
The Alabama Territory, 1817--1819
8(6)
Alabama's 1819 Constitution and the Transition to Statehood
14(3)
The State of Alabama, 1819--1832
17(14)
Alaska Prestatehood Legal Research Resources
31(20)
Jessica Van Buren
A Brief History
31(3)
Creation of a New Judiciary
34(1)
Conclusion
35(1)
Primary Sources of Law
35(5)
Archival Collections
40(1)
Secondary Sources
41(10)
Arizona Prestatehood Documents: Bibliography and Research Guide
51(48)
Jacquelyn Gayle Kasper
Introduction
51(3)
Bibliographic Essay on Arizona History
54(2)
Research Guides
56(2)
Bibliography
58(41)
Arkansas Law Before Statehood
99(10)
Glen-Peter Ahlers Sr.
The Spanish and French Influences
99(2)
American Soil
101(2)
Territorial Law
103(6)
California Legal History Revisited: Researching the Spanish, Mexican, and Early American Periods
109(36)
Myra K. Saunders
Jennifer Lentz
Historical Background
109(3)
General Research Overview
112(2)
Selected Bibliography
114(31)
Colorado Prestatehood Legal Resources: Sixteenth Century to 1876
145(16)
Barbara Bintliff
The Colorado Region Before the Territory of Colorado
145(2)
Pre-Colorado Territory Extralegal Governments
147(2)
Colorado Territory
149(4)
Other Colorado Prestatehood Legal Materials
153(8)
A Guide to Connecticut Prestatehood Legal Research
161(14)
Janis Fusaris
Introduction
161(1)
Historical Background
161(1)
Governing Documents
162(1)
Legislative Sources
162(3)
Judicial Sources
165(3)
Executive Sources
168(1)
Secondary Sources
168(5)
Web Sites
173(2)
Colonial Delaware Legal Bibliography
175(44)
Eileen B. Cooper
David King
Mary Jane Mallonee
Historical Background
175(4)
Legal Bibliography
179(40)
The Legal History of the District of Columbia Prior to Home Rule: A Bibliographic Essay
219(30)
Luis M. Acosta
Introduction
219(1)
History and Governance of the District of Columbia
220(8)
History of the Courts in the District of Columbia
228(3)
Bibliography
231(18)
Tracking Down Legal Sources on Prestatehood Florida
249(28)
Christopher A. Vallandingham
The First Spanish Period, 1513--1763
249(4)
The British Period, 1763--1783
253(1)
The Second Spanish Period, 1783--1821
254(1)
Territory of Florida, 1821--1845
255(3)
The Disputes Over Land Grants
258(1)
Conclusion
259(18)
Georgia Prestatehood Legal Research
277(10)
Kristina L. Niedringhaus
The Charter Period
278(1)
Establishment of a Royal Colony
279(1)
The Revolution
280(1)
Bibliography
280(7)
Hawaii Prestatehood Legal Materials
287(44)
Leina `ala Robinson Seeger
Historical Summary
287(3)
Monarchy (1795/1796 to January 17, 1893)
290(13)
Provisional Government (January 17, 1893 to July 3, 1894)
303(1)
Republic of Hawaii (July 4, 1894 to August 11, 1898/April 29, 1900)
303(4)
Territory of Hawaii (August 12, 1898/April 30, 1900 to August 20, 1959)
307(17)
Selected Federal Acts Relating to Statehood
324(1)
State Constitution and Constitutional Convention
325(1)
Selected Bibliography
326(2)
Selected Web Sites
328(3)
Frontier Justice in the Territory of Idaho
331(18)
Kristin M. Ford
Introduction
331(2)
Primary Sources
333(7)
Secondary Sources
340(9)
Illinois Legal Research Before Statehood in 1818: A Bibliographical Guide
349(16)
Judith Gaskell
Introduction
349(1)
The Illinois Country Under the French from 1673 to 1765
350(2)
The Era of English Rule from 1763 to 1778
352(2)
The County of Illinois in the Republic of Virginia from 1778 to 1782 and Awaiting U.S. Rule from 1782 to 1787
354(1)
Illinois in the Northwest Territory from 1787 to 1809
355(1)
Illinois in the Indiana Territory from 1800 to 1809
356(1)
The Territory of Illinois from 1809 to 1818
357(8)
Indiana Prestatehood Legal Materials
365(22)
Mary G. Persyn
A Short Legal History of Indiana Before Statehood
365(5)
Sources to Research Indiana Prestatehood Legal History
370(17)
Iowa Territory Legal Materials
387(22)
David Hanson
Introduction
387(1)
Historical Background
387(2)
Preterritorial Materials
389(1)
State Constitution Materials
390(3)
Judicial Branch Territory Materials
393(4)
Legislative Branch Territory Materials
397(4)
Executive Branch Territory Materials
401(2)
Bibliography of Iowa Territory Legal Materials
403(4)
Bibliography of Iowa Territory Historical Materials
407(2)
The Law in ``Bleeding Kansas'': A Selected Bibliography of Legal Documents from Prestatehood Kansas, 1803--1861
409(24)
Robert A. Mead
Mon Yin Lung
Joseph A. Custer
Introduction
409(1)
Historical Background
410(4)
Preterritorial Period, 1803--1854
414(3)
Territorial Period, 1854--1861
417(12)
Bibliography of Kansas Legal History Resources
429(4)
Law in the Wilderness: An Annotated Bibliography of Legal Materials of Prestatehood Kentucky, 1774--1792
433(30)
Kurt X. Metzmeier
Introduction
433(1)
Public Law
434(5)
Legislation
439(12)
Executive and Administrative Records
451(3)
Reports of Court
454(3)
Statehood
457(1)
The New State
458(4)
Conclusion
462(1)
A Bibliographic Survey of Sources for a Study of the Law of Colonial and Territorial Louisiana
463(18)
Carol D. Billings
Maine Prestatehood Legal Materials
481(20)
Isa Lang
Maureen Quinlan
Introduction
481(1)
Part I: Legal Documents in Their Historical Context, 1607--1691
481(8)
Part II: The District of Maine, 1691--1820
489(5)
Conclusion
494(7)
Maryland Prestatehood Legal Materials
501(38)
Michael S. Miller
Ruth A. Hodgson
Dee Van Nest
Introduction
501(1)
Historical Background
501(3)
Maryland Constitution
504(7)
Judicial Branch
511(7)
Legislative Branch
518(9)
Executive Branch
527(2)
Miscellaneous Maryland Legal Materials
529(10)
Colonial Massachusetts Legal Resources
539(24)
Robert J. Brink
Stephen C. O'Neill
Introduction
539(1)
Primary Records and Sources
540(11)
Secondary and Bibliographical Sources
551(2)
Institutions, Summaries of Collections, and Finding Aids
553(6)
Online Resources
559(1)
Other Resources and Conclusion
560(3)
Michigan Legal Materials: Seventeenth Century to 1837
563(18)
Janice Selberg
Introduction
563(1)
French Rule, 1608--1763
564(1)
British Rule, 1763--1796
564(5)
The Northwest Territories, 1787--1805
569(2)
Michigan Territory, 1805--1836
571(2)
Sources of Michigan Prestatehood Law
573(8)
Minnesota Legal Materials from Wilderness to Statehood
581(22)
Anna M. Cherry
Competing Claims to the Land
581(2)
The Shifting Boundaries of Territory
583(1)
The Winding Path to Statehood
584(4)
Minnesota Prestatehood Documents
588(15)
Mississippi, 1699--1817
603(28)
Kris Gilliland
Introduction
603(1)
French Louisiana, 1682--1762
604(3)
British West Florida, 1763--1783
607(1)
Spanish Luisiana, 1783--1798
608(3)
Bourbon County, Georgia, 1785--1796
611(1)
The U.S. Territory of Mississippi, 1798--1817
612(10)
The State of Mississippi, 1817
622(9)
Missouri Prestatehood Legal Materials
631(12)
Margaret McDermott
Introduction
631(1)
History
632(3)
Missouri Constitution
635(1)
Journals and Legislative Proceedings
635(1)
Territorial Session Laws
635(2)
Territorial Codes and Digests
637(1)
Court Records
638(1)
Resources
638(5)
Early Justice Under the Big Sky: Prestatehood Legal Resources of Montana
643(18)
Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson
Introduction
643(1)
Primary Law
644(1)
Court Reports and Other Judicial Materials
645(2)
Statutes and Codes
647(2)
Session Laws
649(1)
Bills
649(2)
House and Council (Senate) Journals
651(1)
Miscellaneous Legislative Materials
651(3)
Executive Branch Materials
654(1)
Other Prestatehood Legal Materials
655(6)
Nebraska Prestatehood Legal Materials
661(42)
Sandra B. Placzek
Introduction
661(1)
Historical Background
662(1)
Treaties and Federal Laws Relating to the Creation of the Nebraska Territory and State
663(3)
State Constitution
666(2)
Judicial Branch
668(9)
Legislative Branch
677(4)
Executive Branch
681(5)
Municipal Documents and County Records
686(1)
Bibliography of Nebraska Legal Materials
687(16)
Territorial Legal Research for Nevada
703(34)
Galen L. Fletcher
Ann S. Jarrell
Introduction
703(1)
Federal Sources
704(4)
Utah Territory, 1850--1861
708(6)
Nevada Territory, 1861--1864
714(8)
Secondary Sources
722(15)
Bibliography of Legal Materials in Colonial New Hampshire
737(20)
Barry Shanks
Kyoung-Ho Jeon
Introduction
737(1)
Legal Materials by Historical Period
738(6)
Legal Materials by Type
744(13)
New Jersey Prestatehood Legal Materials
757(18)
Susan Lyons
Introduction
757(4)
Fundamental Law: Charters, Grants, and Constitutions
761(5)
Statutory Instruments
766(1)
Courts and Court Reports
767(3)
Executive Materials
770(1)
Bibliography of Secondary Sources
770(5)
Statehood for a Conquered Land: A Bibliography of the Legal Documents Regarding New Mexico's Statehood, 1846--1912
775(20)
Robert A. Mead
Introduction
775(1)
Historical Background
776(5)
The Mexican-American War and Acquisition of New Mexico from Mexico
781(1)
The 1850 Constitutional Convention and Establishment of the Territory of New Mexico
781(2)
Creation of Arizona As a Territory and the 1870 Constitutional Convention
783(1)
The 1889 Constitutional Convention
783(1)
Documents Related to Statehood in 1912
784(3)
Territorial Statutory and Legislative Publications
787(2)
Territorial Judicial Publications
789(1)
Useful Resources for Legal History Research
790(5)
New York Prestatehood Legal Research Materials
795(26)
Robert A. Emery
Introduction
795(1)
Dutch Rule
795(3)
Proprietary Rule
798(3)
Royal Rule
801(8)
Selected Bibliography
809(12)
New York City Colonial Legal Research Guide
821(16)
William H. Manz
Introduction
821(1)
Charters
821(4)
Common Council Proceedings
825(1)
Ordinances
826(2)
Courts
828(5)
General Sources
833(4)
North Carolina Colonial Legal Materials
837(22)
Scott Childs
Melanic J. Dunshee
Historical Background
837(1)
Colonial Records Project
837(3)
Organic Acts
840(2)
Constitutions
842(4)
Legislative Branch
846(3)
Executive Branch
849(3)
Judicial Branch
852(3)
Bibliography
855(4)
A Guide to North Dakota Prestatehood Legal Materials
859(22)
Rhonda Schwartz
Introduction
859(1)
Organic Act
859(2)
Session Laws and Legislative Journals
861(11)
Codes and Compiled Laws
872(2)
Court Opinions and Digest
874(1)
Enabling Act
875(1)
Constitutional Convention
875(1)
Governors, Justices, and Members of the First Territorial Legislature
875(2)
Directory of Libraries and Archives
877(2)
Selected Bibliography
879(2)
Ohio Prestatehood Legal Materials
881(16)
Thomas E. Heard
Introduction
881(1)
Historical Background
881(1)
Preterritorial Documents
882(1)
Acts Relating to the Creation of the Northwest Territory
882(1)
Federal Acts Relating to the Northwest Territories
883(3)
Executive Records of the Northwest Territory
886(1)
Legislative Actions in the Territory Before Ohio Statehood
886(3)
Judiciary
889(2)
Constitution and Statehood
891(2)
General Publications Relating to Early Ohio
893(2)
Conclusion
895(2)
A Bibliographic Essay on Prestatehood Legal Research for the State of Oklahoma
897(60)
Judith Morgan
Introduction
897(1)
General Research Note
898(3)
The Beginnings
901(2)
Indian Territory
903(7)
Governments of the Five Civilized Tribes
910(4)
Bibliography
914(5)
Oklahoma Territory
919(7)
The Move to Statehood in Indian Territory
926(3)
The Constitutional Convention
929(3)
Bibliography: Selected Federal Legislation, Treaties, and Agreements
932(18)
Internet Resources
950(7)
Oregon Law Before Statehood: History and Sources
957(34)
Joe K. Stephens
Introduction
957(1)
The ``Oregon Question'' 1789--1821
957(2)
The Provisional Government
959(8)
The Territorial Government
967(13)
The Drive for Statehood
980(11)
Pennsylvania Prestatehood Legal Materials
991(38)
Joel Fishman
General Works
991(2)
Primary Sources
993(1)
Executive Branch
994(2)
Constitutional and Statutory Documents
996(8)
Judiciary
1004(6)
Biography
1010(4)
Secondary Sources
1014(11)
Web Sites
1025(4)
Researching the Laws of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: From Lively Experiment to Statehood
1029(26)
Gail I. Winson
Introduction
1029(1)
1636--1647: The Four Original Towns
1030(4)
1647--1663: Acts and Orders of 1647 and the Royal Charter
1034(2)
1663--1776: From Royal Charter to Revolution
1036(2)
Legislative Digests and Session Laws
1038(4)
Court System
1042(6)
Additional Sources
1048(7)
South Carolina Prestatehood Legal Materials
1055(22)
Duncan E. Alford
Introduction
1055(1)
Primary Sources
1056(10)
Secondary Sources
1066(4)
Serials
1070(2)
Special Collections of Historical Legal Materials
1072(2)
Appendix
1074(3)
A Bibliographic Survey of Prestatehood Legal Resources for the State of South Dakota
1077(98)
Sarah Lanier Hollingsworth
Introduction
1077(3)
Historical Overview
1080(8)
Prestatehood Legal Resources
1088(54)
Miscellaneous Resources for Prestatehood South Dakota
1142(15)
Conclusion
1157(18)
Tennessee Prestatehood Legal Materials
1175(22)
Lynn E. Murray
Introduction
1175(1)
Treaties
1176(1)
Beginning of Permanent Settlement and the Watauga Association
1176(2)
North Carolina Jurisdiction, 1777--1790
1178(3)
Cumberland Compact, 1780--1783
1181(1)
State of Franklin, 1784--1789
1182(4)
North Carolina Jurisdiction, 1788--1790
1186(1)
Territorial Government, 1790--1796
1187(4)
Statehood
1191(1)
Bibliography of Secondary Sources Documenting Tennessee's Prestatehood Period
1192(3)
Bibliographic Aids and Finding Tools
1195(2)
Texas Prestatehood Legal Materials
1197(20)
Brandon D. Quarles
Matthew C. Cordon
Introduction
1197(1)
The Period of Mexican Rule
1197(2)
Formation and Development of the Republic of Texas
1199(3)
Annexation/Statehood (1845)
1202(1)
Annotated Bibliography
1203(14)
Legal Research in the State of Deseret and the Utah Territory, 1847--1896
1217(54)
Robert Lee Warthen
Introduction and Bibliographical Sources
1217(4)
Deseret/Utah Constitution
1221(9)
Federal Laws Affecting Utah in Statutes at Large
1230(6)
Congressional Materials on Utah Territory
1236(3)
Utah Commission
1239(3)
Statutes and Legislative Documents
1242(7)
Executive Branch
1249(3)
Utah Courts
1252(6)
Ordinances
1258(5)
Secondary Sources on the History of the State of Deseret and the Utah Territory
1263(8)
Vermont Prestatehood Legal Materials
1271(18)
Paul J. Donovan
Paul Gillies
Background
1271(1)
Prestatehood Records
1272(4)
Histories and Background Information
1276(4)
Bibliographies
1280(1)
Maps
1281(1)
Court Decisions
1282(1)
State Constitution
1282(1)
Selected Secondary Sources
1283(2)
Legislation/Legislature
1285(1)
Selected Resources
1286(3)
Legal History Resources for Colonial Virginia, 1607--1776
1289(34)
John R. Harden
Introduction
1289(1)
Areas of Law and Government
1290(14)
Resource List
1304(19)
Washington Territorial Legal Materials
1323(46)
Ann Hemmens
Cheryl Rae Nyberg
Introduction
1323(1)
Legal Developments Leading to Statehood
1323(6)
Constitutions and Constitutional Conventions
1329(2)
Session Laws and Codes
1331(10)
Legislative Assembly
1341(15)
Courts
1356(5)
Governors
1361(2)
Officers and Agencies
1363(1)
Historical Works and Archival Sources
1364(5)
West Virginia---``One of a Kind''
1369(18)
Kevin Fredette
Introduction
1369(1)
Primary Sources for Prestatehood West Virginia (1776--1861)
1370(6)
Roots of Separation
1376(3)
Formation of the State of West Virginia (1861--1863)
1379(6)
Conclusion
1385(2)
Wisconsin Prestatehood Legal Materials
1387(8)
Duane Strojny
Introduction
1387(1)
Historical Background
1387(1)
Constitutional Materials
1388(1)
Judicial Branch
1389(1)
Legislative Branch
1390(2)
Executive Branch
1392(1)
Additional Resources
1392(1)
Conclusion
1392(3)
Wyoming Prestatehood Legal Materials: An Annotated Bibliography
1395(20)
Debora A. Person
Introduction
1395(1)
Pre-Wyoming Territory
1396(2)
Establishment of the Wyoming Territory
1398(1)
Administration of the Wyoming Territory
1398(7)
Establishment of the State of Wyoming
1405(4)
General Secondary Sources
1409(6)
Index 1415

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