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LAW 8308: History of Anglo-American Legal Institutions: U.S. Historical Statutes

Prepared for Professor Joshua Tate's History of Anglo-American Legal Institutions course

Text of Statutes

  • Federal Codes, Revised Statutes, and Session Laws – A complete historical collection of the United States Code (1925- ) and the U.S. Statutes at Large (1789- ) is available in HeinOnline's U.S. Code, Early U.S. Federal Codes and Compilations of Statutes and U.S. Statutes at Large libraries.
  • State Codes and Statutory Compilations – The library’s collection of historical state codes and statutory compilations is in the library’s central basement. HeinOnline's State Statutes: A Historical Archive provides a nearly comprehensive collection also.
  • State/Colony/Territory Session Laws –  HeinOnline’s Session Laws  library contains session laws for U.S. states and pre-statehood colonies and territories.

U.S. Congressional Publications

  • HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents collection contains the full-text of the Congressional Record and its predecessor publications, Annals of the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), Register of Debates in Congress (1825-1837), and Congressional Globe (1833-1873), as well as the Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-1789).
  • ProQuest U.S. Congressional
    This is a vast collection of materials published by and for the use of Congress, beginning in 1789. Contents include congressional bills, statutes, reports, hearings, documents, prints, the serial set, and other publications.

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