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The common law in colonial America. Volume 1, The Chesapeake and New England, 1607-1660

Author: William E Nelson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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In this four-volume series, the author shows how the legal systems of Britain's 13 North American colonies - initially established in response to divergent political, economic, and religious initiatives - slowly converged into a common American legal order that differed substantially from English common law.
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Nelson, William Edward, 1940-
Common law in colonial America. Volume 1, The Chesapeake and New England, 1607-1660.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007044063
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William E Nelson
OCLC Number: 254164555
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 198 pages)
Contents: INTRODUCTION
Responsibility: William E. Nelson.
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In this four-volume series, the author shows how the legal systems of Britain's 13 North American colonies - initially established in response to divergent political, economic, and religious initiatives - slowly converged into a common American legal order that differed substantially from English common law.

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In a rigorous and original analysis, Nelson's The Common Law in Colonial America brings to life the complex and fascinating origins of American law. As Nelson quite brilliantly reveals, the early Read more...

 
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