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Freedom bound : law, labor, and civic identity in colonizing English America, 1580-1865

Author: Christopher L Tomlins
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Freedom Bound is about the origins of modern America. It is a history of colonizing, work, and civic identity from the beginnings of English presence on the mainland until the Civil War"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher L Tomlins
ISBN: 9780521761390 0521761395 9780521137775 0521137772
OCLC Number: 503243779
Awards: Winner of James Willard Hurst Prize of the Law and Society Association 2011.
Joint winner for Bancroft Prizes 2011.
Description: xvi, 617 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue. Beginning : "as much freedome in reason as may be..." --
pt. I. MANNING, PLANTING, KEEPING. --
1. Manning : "setteynge many on worke" --
2. Planting : "directed and conducted thither" --
3. Keeping (i) : discourses of intrusion --
4. Keeping (ii) : English desires, designs --
pt. II. POLY-OLBION ; OR, THE INSIDE NARRARIVE. --
5. Packing : new inhabitants --
6. Unpacking : received wisdoms of law and work --
7. Changing : localities, legalities --
pt. III. "WHAT, THEN, IS THE AMERICAN, THIS NEW MAN?" --
8. Modernizing : polity, economy, patriarchy --
9. Enslaving : facies hippocratica --
10. Ending : "strange order of things!"
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