Prestatehood Legal Materials – New on HeinOnline

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 30, 2018

This new database is derived from the AALL’s Joseph L. Andrews Literature Award-winning 2005 sourcebook, Prestatehood Legal Materials, which is edited by Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most.  It provides brief overviews of state histories from colonization to statehood and …

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Alexander Hamilton Papers

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 26, 2018

Alexander Hamilton was an aide to George Washington during the Revolution, the first Secretary of the Treasury (under George Washington), one of the primary authors of The Federalist Papers, and much more.  It is his portrait on the U.S. $10.00 …

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New York Slavery Records Index

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 12, 2018

The New York Slavery Records Index is a searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and their owners, beginning as early as 1525 and ending during the Civil War.

This database includes 30,000 records of the names of …

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Today in 1945 the Nuremberg trials started

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 20, 2017

The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals, convened in the months after World War II to dispense justice to war criminals. The trials were designed to prosecute and bring to justice the most prominent political, economic and military …

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Today in 1789 Congress approved 12 amendments to the Constitution

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 25, 2017

Now  known as the Bill of Rights the U.S. Congress approved 12 amendments to the Constitution on September25, 1789.  These amendments were then sent to the states for ratification. 10 of the amendments were ratified and became part of the …

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160 years ago today the United States Supreme Court issued the Dred Scott decision.

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 6, 2017

The website Bio take a brief look at how the ‘Dred Scott v. Sandford’ case came to be and what resulted afterwards.

The Library of Congress features Dred Scott v. Sandford within their Primary Documents in American History Collections.

It …

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Today in History – In 1633 Galileo arrives in Rome for his Inquisition Trial

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 13, 2017

On this day in 1633, Italian philosopher, astronomer and mathematician Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating Copernican theory, which holds that the Earth revolves around the Sun.It actually took several years for the controversy …

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Today in 1648 the Treaties of Westphalia were signed.

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 24, 2016

The Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years War in the Holy Roman empire and the Eighty Years War between Spain and the Dutch Republic.

Why do we care?  The Peace of Westphalia established the precedent of peaces established by …

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New from Hein Online: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 10, 2016

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

From the Introduction:  …

Slavery in the United States remains the focus of most scholarly interest. The bulk of the material in this HeinOnline library—Slavery in America and the

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Wheelers and Dealers, and 82 Years of the SEC

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 7, 2016

Yesterday marked the 82nd birthday of a federal commission that changed Wall Street and all of our lives.  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was established on June 6, 1934, to protect investors’ interests and restore confidence in the country’s …

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