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About The First Federal Congress Project (FFCP)

The Documentary Edition

Located at The George Washington University, the First Federal Congress Project is preparing a comprehensive 19 volume edition of the official and unofficial papers of the FFC in the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 (DHFFC). Fourteen volumes have been published by the Johns Hopkins University Press to date, including 8 volumes of official records (journals [1-3], legislative histories [4-6], Petition Histories: Revolutionary War--Related Claims [7] and Petition Histories and Nonlegislative Official Documents [8]) and the six volume debates series (The Diary of Senator William Maclay and Other Notes on Senate Debates [9] and 5 volumes of Debates in the House of Representatives [10-14]). All volumes of the series are available from the publisher, The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Other FFCP Activities

The First Federal Congress Project also serves as a research center on the First Federal Congress, assisting researchers, the federal government, attorneys, members of the media, and others to research and understand this critically important Congress. Project staff members have lectured widely on subjects related to the First Federal Congress and taught numerous teacher training institutes and college courses. The FFCP staff has also published two additional books: Bickford, Charlene Bangs and Kenneth R. Bowling, Birth of the Nation: the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 (Madison House, Madison, WI, 1989), a concise history of the First Federal Congress. Creating the Bill of Rights: the Documentary Record from the First Federal Congress. Helen E. Veit, Charlene Bangs Bickford and Kenneth R. Bowling eds. (The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1991).


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