Ohio Legal Research Blog


Stories of statehood

The Uniting States, from Greenwood Press, collects the stories of statehood for each of the fifty states. Ohio's essay is authored by Michael Mangus and Susan Mangus. Sample pages from The Uniting States are here.

This narrative essay is a good companion piece to the primary sources listed in the new Prestatehood Legal Materials research guide. Details on the making of the Maxwell Code are explored here. The Maxwell Code was the first collection of laws for the Northwest Territory.