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There are two subject indexes to the older federal statutes. Both sets contain a "Table of Repeals and Amendments to the Statutes at Large" and a popular name table.
- Beaman & McNamara's Index Analysis of the Federal Statutes 1789-1873 (SMITH KF80 .B43 1987)
- McClenon & Gilbert's Index to the Federal Statutes 1874-1931 (SMITH KF80 .S36 1993)
- Also contains a List of Statutory Definitions and a List of Treaties with Statutes at Large citations
Each volume of Statutes at Large has its own index, which is helpful if you know the approximate date that a particular law was passed.
Superseded sets of compiled statutes will show what the text of a frequently amended law looked like in a particular year.
- See the Revised Statutes of the U.S. in the Retro collection.