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The law in America, 1607-1861

Author: William Pencak; Wythe Holt; New-York Historical Society.
Publisher: New York : New-York Historical Society, 1989.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Pencak; Wythe Holt; New-York Historical Society.
ISBN: 0916141039 9780916141035
OCLC Number: 18948090
Description: xiii, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the law in America, 1607-1861 / William Pencak --
Decoding the Zenger trial : Andrew Hamilton's "fraudful dexterity" with language / Ellen Mosen James --
Zenger versus Croswell and the rule of law / Morris D. Forkosch --
Gender, abortion, and testimony : a textual look at the Martin cases of Middlesex County Massachusetts, 1681-1683 / Eldon R. Turner --
Chief Justice Samuel Sewall, 1692-1728 / David H. Flaherty --
Juries, judges, and the politics of justice in pre-revolutionary Boston / Catherine Menand --
The Declaration of Independence as a bill in equity / Peter Charles Hoffer --
The distress of property law : landlord-tenant relations in antebellum New York / Elizabeth Blackmar --
Representing change in early American law : an alternative to Horwitz's approach / Jefferson White. Social and legal change in Hawaii before 1860 : parallel development with the United States / William Pencak.
Responsibility: edited by William Pencak and Wythe W. Holt, Jr.

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