Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926
Fully searchable digital archive of constitutional conventions and compilations, early state codes, city charters, law dictionaries, and the published records of the American colonies, with coverage from 1620 to 1926.
Encompasses about 1,350 individual titles and over 1.8 million pages. It contains:
-Early State Codes: A comprehensive collection of the significant codes and code-like compilations from all states up to 1926.
-Constitutional Conventions and Compilations: Reports, journals, proceedings, and debates enacting or amending state constitutions. Also includes supplementary documents, including manuals, rules of order, and information for use of delegates.
-City Charters: Texts of enacted and proposed charters and ordinances in American jurisdictions, along with official related documents, and opinions of legal city officers.
-Law Dictionaries: All major American law dictionaries up to 1926.
-Published Records of the American Colonies: Records and documents detailing the legislation and court proceedings marking the nation's beginnings.
This database is cross-searchable with Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources II, 1763-1970.