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The common law in colonial America

Author: William E Nelson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008-
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William E. Nelson here proposes a new beginning in the study of colonial legal history. Examining all archival legal material for the period 1607-1776 and synthesizing existing scholarship in a four-volume series, The Common Law in Colonial America shows how the legal systems of Britain's thirteen North American colonies--initially established in response to divergent political, economic, and religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William E Nelson
ISBN: 0195327284 9780195327281 9780199937752 0199937753 9780190465056 0190465050
OCLC Number: 177069124
Description: volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. The Chesapeake and New England, 1607-1660 --
v. 2. The middle colonies and the Carolinas, 1660-1730 --
v. 3. The Chesapeake and New England, 1660-1750
Responsibility: William E. Nelson.

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This volume traces English efforts to govern the Chesapeake and New England colonies by imposing the common law. Although every colony received the common law by 1750, local interests retained  Read more...
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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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