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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.
Winner of American Society for Legal History John Phillip Reid Book Award 2011.
Joint winner for Bancroft Prizes 2011.
Description: xvi, 617 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue. Beginning : "as much freedome in reason as may be --
" --
pt. I. MANNING, PLANNING, 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 --
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!"
Responsibility: Christopher Tomlins.
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