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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Michael Grossberg; Christopher L Tomlins
|Notes:||Originally published: 2008.|
|Contents:||1. Law, colonization, legitimation and the European background Anthony Pagden; 2. The law of Native Americans to 1815 Katherine A. Hermes; 3. English settlement and local governance Mary Sarah Bilder; 4. Legal communications and imperial governance: British North America and Spanish America compared Richard J. Ross; 5. Regionalism in early American law David Thomas Konig; 6. Penality and the colonial project: crime, punishment and the regulation of morals in early America Michael Meranze; 7. Law, population, labor Christopher Tomlins; 8. The fragmented laws of slavery in the colonial and revolutionary eras Sally E. Hadden; 9. The transformation of domestic law Holly Brewer; 10. Law and religion in colonial America Mark McGarvie and Elizabeth Mensch; 11. The transformation of law and economy in early America Bruce H. Mann; 12. Law and commerce, 1580-1815 Claire Priest; 13. Law and the origins of the American Revolution Jack P. Greene; 14. Confederation and constitution Jack N. Rakove; 15. The consolidation of the early Federal system, 1791-1812 Saul Cornell and Gerald Leonard; 16. Magistrates, common law lawyers, legislators: the three legal systems of British America James A. Henretta.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Michael Grossberg, Christopher Tomlins.|
'This volume is an original and extensive study of an area of colonial history that has been given less prominence than it deserves. I thoroughly recommend it.' The Historical Association 'This book