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Jefferson's freeholders and the politics of ownership in the Old Dominion

Author: Christopher Michael Curtis
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies on the American South.
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"Jefferson's freeholders and the politics of ownership in the Old Dominion explores the historical processes by which Virginia was transformed from a British colony into a Southern slave state. It focuses on changing conceptualizations of ownership and emphasizes the persistent influence of the English common law on Virginia's postcolonial political culture. The book explains how the traditional characteristics of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Michael Curtis
ISBN: 9781107017405 1107017408
OCLC Number: 760290968
Description: xiii, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The tragedy of ownership --
Taking notice of an error --
The chosen people of God --
An invidious and anti-Republican test --
Can these be the sons of their fathers? --
Doubt seems to have arisen --
A new system of jurisprudence --
The reaction against allodial ownership.
Series Title: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Responsibility: Christopher Michael Curtis.

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This book explores the processes by which Virginia was transformed from a British colony into a Southern slave state.  Read more...

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'Curtis offers an erudite study of the legal basis of property ownership in Virginia between the American Revolution and the 1850s.' The Journal of American History 'In his doggedly intelligent study Read more...

 
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