RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 123818334 LA English T1 The Cambridge history of law in America A1 Grossberg, Michael,, Tomlins, Christopher L.,, PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge, UK; New York YR 2008 SN 9780521803052 0521803055 9780521803045 0521803047 9780521803069 0521803063 9780521803076 0521803071 9781107605053 1107605059 9781107608658 1107608651 9781107640887 1107640881 AB "American legal history has long treated the era of the founding of the republic and the early nineteenth century as its proper point of departure. Volume I of this History disputes that tendency, beginning our account of law in America with the very first moments of English colonization and settlement of the North American landmass. It follows those processes across 200 years to the eventual creation and stabilization of the American republic. Colonization, the fate of the seaboard's indigenous peoples, the creation of structures of jurisdiction and governance, patterns of imperial communication, the migration (voluntary and involuntary) of peoples and the disciplines to which they were subject, the construction of essential social categories and institutions (families, labor forces, plantations, slavery), economic and commercial activity, religion, the strains and ruptures of empire, revolutionary and constitutional politics: these are the material and imaginative worlds of early American law. All this is encompassed in our first volume."--Jacket.