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Law; American History; Government Information: State and Local
California Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas, the State Constitution and Statutes. Information presented reflects laws currently in effect. All California Codes have been updated to include the current statutes.
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Race and Ethnicity; American History
Search and view correspondence, writings, and photographs in the W.E.B. Du Bois papers held at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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American History; Political Science
The complete electronic edition of the Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower combines the full text of all 21 volumes of the print edition, including letters, memoranda, cables, and directives--many of them previously classified--from private collections and public archives in the U.S. and U.K., as well as papers from the Eisenhower Presidential Library, written or dictated by Eisenhower from the years prior to World War II through full term of his presidency.
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American History; Government Information: International and Foreign; Political Science
Contains more than 50,000 pages of EU law covering external relations, secondary and supplementary legislation, and a series of non-binding acts. EUR-Lex offers as well access to all Official Journal issues of the last 45 days, EU treaties, recent judgements of the Court of Justice and consolidated legal acts.
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American History
27 v. : ill., ports, maps ; 24 cm.
  • v. 1. 1768-1778
  • v. 2. 1779-1781
  • v. 3. 1782-1786
  • v. 4. 1787-May 1788
  • v. 5. June 1788-Nov.1789
  • v. 6. Dec.1789-Aug.1790
  • v. 7. Sept.1790-Jan.1791
  • v. 8. Feb.1791-July 1791
  • v. 9. Aug.1791-Dec.1791
  • v. 10. Dec.1791-Jan.1792
  • v. 11. Feb.-June 1792
  • v. 12. July 1792-Oct.1792
  • v. 13. Nov.1792-Feb.1793
  • v. 14. Feb.1793-June 1793
  • v. 15. June 1793-Jan.1794
  • v. 16. Feb.1794-July 1794
  • v. 17. Aug.1794-Dec.1794
  • v. 18. Jan.1795-July 1795
  • v. 19. July-Dec.1795
  • v. 20. Jan.1796-Mar.1797
  • v. 21. April 1797-July 1798
  • v. 22. July 1798-Mar.1800
  • v. 23. April 1799-Oct.1799
  • v. 24. Nov. 1799-June 1800
  • v. 25. July 1800-April 1802
  • v. 26. May 1, 1802-Oct. 23, 1804.
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American History
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1 online resource
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American History
v. <1- > : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
  • v. 1. 1760-1779
  • v. 2. 1780-1782
  • v. 3. 1782-1784
  • v. 4. 1785-1788.
The publication of this volume has been supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Few leaders of the new American nation had more influence than John Jay (1745-1829), or could match his contributions in all three branches of government, at both state and national levels. A leading representative of New York in the Continental Congress, Jay became one of the American commissioners who negotiated peace with Great Britain. He served the new republic as secretary for foreign affairs under the Articles of Confederation, as a contributor to the Federalist papers, as the first chief justice of the United States, as negotiator of the 1794 'Jay Treaty' with Great Britain, and as a two-term governor of the state of New York. In his personal life, Jay embraced a wide range of religious, social, and cultural concerns, including the abolition of slavery. This volume launches a new annotated seven-volume edition of selected correspondence of John Jay. The work consists of a wide-ranging selection of the most significant and interesting public and private documents and letters, written or received by Jay. The edition is designed to revise and complete work begun in the 1950s by the eminent Columbia University professor Richard B. Morris, who supplemented the major collection of original Jay Papers at Columbia with copies of Jay documents secured from archives throughout the world, and with his staff published two volumes covering the era of the American Revolution. The new project is administered by the Rare Books and Manuscript Room of Columbia University Libraries. The Selected Papers of John Jay, 1760-1779 begins with Jay's education and training as a socially elite, Anglican, King's College - educated lawyer. Although such a path led many into Loyalism, it brought Jay, and such friends and correspondents as Robert R. Livingston, Gouverneur Morris, and Alexander Hamilton, into the front ranks of New York's moderate revolutionary leaders. Jay's marriage to Sarah (Sally) Van Brugh Livingston in 1774 tied him to the influential Patriot family headed by William Livingston. Jay soon found himself a leader of New York's revolutionary committees and a delegate to the Continental Congress, where he sought reconciliation with Great Britain but promoted war preparedness, and applied his much-admired writing skills to drafting major congressional reports and addresses. With his state facing invasion, he returned to New York to help organize the new state government and to combat 'plots, conspiracies, and chimeras dire' as a member of committees dealing with loyalty and security issues, including the notorious Hickey Plot. He then helped to organize Hudson River defense and to draft the state constitution of 1777. In 1778 Jay returned to Congress, where he supported New York's claims to Vermont and served as president until he was appointed minister to Spain in September 1779. The volume closes with John and Sally Jay's eventful voyage to Europe, including a brief layover at Martinique after their ship was dismasted and rendered virtually rudderless.
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The second volume of "The Selected Papers of John Jay" opens in January 1780 with Jay's arrival in Spain on his first diplomatic mission abroad. It ends in June 1782 with his departure for France to join Benjamin Franklin in negotiating a peace treaty with Great Britain. Jay's mission in Spain was to seek recognition of American independence, a treaty of alliance, and financial aid, despite Spain's refusal to receive any American diplomat as representative of an independent nation. His personal letters supplement the public correspondence with American, Spanish, and French officials and financiers. The documents provide a case study of the perils of negotiating from a position of political, military, and, especially, financial weakness, and delineate the conflicts that plagued Spanish-American relations for decades. They also demonstrate the additional strains on Jay's household caused by social isolation, insufficient funds, separation from their often endangered families, and routine detention and inspection of their mail. Jay's Spanish experience set the stage for his independent stance during the peace negotiations and magnified his determination to create a stronger, more unified nation that would be treated with respect abroad. Access to people, places, and events in the volume is facilitated by detailed annotation, illustrations, a biographical directory, and a comprehensive index. The publication of this volume has been supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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This volume opens in June 1782 with the arrival of John Jay in Paris to join Benjamin Franklin in negotiation of the peace treaty with Great Britain. Exploring Jay's controversial insistence on British recognition of American independence prior to the opening of negotiations and his disregard of congressional instructions to take no action without the knowledge and consent of France, it examines his unsuccessful negotiations with Spain and the failure to obtain a commercial treaty with Great Britain. It also documents the social and domestic life of the Jays in France and Jay's visit to England to improve his health and settle a family inheritance. The volume closes with Jay's homecoming to America, his public acclaim in New York, and his acceptance of the post of secretary for foreign affairs. Access to people, places, and events in the volume is facilitated by detailed annotation, illustrations, a biographical directory, and a comprehensive index. The publication of this volume has been supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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Law; American History; Political Science
  • Law about--
  • Constitutions & codes
  • Court opinions
  • Law by source or jurisdiction
  • LII topical libraries
  • Cornell Law School
  • Directories
  • Current awareness
  • The LII and its applications.
Contains Cornell Law School information, law-related discussion and listserv archives, primary legal resources, government information, library resources, as well as electronic periodicals, news, and journals.
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American History
  • Congressional series (1751-1801)
  • Secretary of State series (1801-1805)
  • Presidential series (1809-1813)
  • Retirement series (1817-1820).
The Papers of James Madison documents the life and work of one of the most important political and constitutional thinkers in our nation's history. As chief author of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, secretary of state during the Louisiana Purchase, and the fourth president of the United States, Madison played a central role in the American founding and the growth of the early Republic. This online resource contains all of the content of the print edition and adds to this a powerful XML-based search functionality, linked cross-references, and the ability to navigate chronologically or by series volume.
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American History
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This digital edition covers the complete papers of John Marshall, the longest-serving chief justice on the United States Supreme Court. Under his direction, the judicial branch achieved equality with the other branches of government and constitutionality was established as the crucial element in court decisions. This edition brings together all twelve printed volumes published from 1974 to 2006 into one searchable online resource.
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American History
1 online resource Digital: text file.
"This digital edition includes an updated version of a 1939 edition of Morris's Paris diaries, the newly transcribed and annotated 1794-1798 diaries about his European travels, with the 1799-1816 diaries to follow."--Home page.
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General and Reference Works; American History
Presents the digital library collections of the New York Public Library (NYPL). Allows users to browse the collections and provides information about forthcoming collections. Provides access to archival finding aids, cooperative projects, and online exhibitions. Includes instructions on how to join the mailing list. Contains information about copies and permissions. Links to the home page of the library.
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American History
  • Introductory and explanatory materials
  • Original documents. Correspondence, legal and financial documents ; Travel journals of Harriott Pinckney Horry ; Recipe books.
"The papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748-1830) document the lives of two observant and articulate founding-era women who were members of one of South Carolina's leading families. Their letters, diaries, and other documents span nearly a century (1739-1830) and provide a window on politics, social events, and people of the late colonial and early national periods. They richly detail the daily life of maintaining family ties and managing households and plantations. Pinckney's correspondence illustrates the importance of women's social connections and transatlantic friendships. Horry's correspondence documents the strength of personal ties that linked the elite families of the North and the South to each other even as connections were threatened by disputes over slavery, commercial differences, and political and constitutional conflict."
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Geography; American History
Includes most of the fire insurance maps of California produced by the Sanborn Map Company from the mid-1880s to around 1950. The black and white digital images were produced from microform of the Sanborn atlases in the Library of Congress collection. Digital collection is searchable by city and date.
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British and Commonwealth History; American History; Government Information: International and Foreign; Political Science
Official Documents is the official reference facility for Command and departmentally sponsored House of Commons Papers. From May 2005 onwards, all Command Papers and House of Commons Papers, as well as Key Departmental Papers, are available for free on the site in PDF format. A selection of key papers published before May 2005 are also available for free in the archive
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Law; American History; Government Information: United States
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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