Early American Case Law
Hein’s Early American Case Law is a robust collection containing coverage of historical cases from the late 1700s through the 1920s and spanning nearly 2 million pages.
About the Early American Case Law Database
Covering cases from the late 1700s through the 1920s, HeinOnline’s Early American Case Law database is a robust, fully searchable online archive designed for researchers interested in American legal history. The database includes all 30 books of the Federal Cases series, which contains more than 20,000 historical cases. Also included is the Trinity Series, which features the titles American Decisions, American Reports, and American State Reports.
Comprising cases argued and determined in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States from the earliest times to the beginning of the Federal Reporter, arranged alphabetically by case title and numbered consecutively from books one through 30.
A collection of decisions from all of the various reporters compiled into a single set, this series includes more than 20,000 cases from 1789-1880. The thirty books contain all available lower federal case law up to 1880. Also included is in the Index to Books 1-30, with tables that cross-reference the citation of the original report to the federal case number assigned to each.