Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources II, 1763-1970
Fully searchable digital archive of state and territorial codes, constitutional conventions and compilations, and municipal codes, with coverage from 1763 to 1970.
This collection of more than 3.3 million pages is drawn from the collections of the Harvard Law Library, the Yale Law Library, and the Law Library of Congress, and is not available in this format anywhere else. It brings together in one place many of the important documents that have been lost, destroyed, or previously inaccessible to researchers. Topics included in the collection include:
- debate over slavery and race law after Reconstruction
- due process
- Native American and U.S. Government relations
- African Americans' and women's right to vote
- Progressive Era and New Deal legislation
- penal codes
- health and safety codes
- business and corporate law
- revenue and taxation
- welfare and labor
- military and veterans affairs
- education and school systems
This database is cross-searchable with Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926.