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Oyster wars and the public trust : property, law, and ecology in New Jersey history

Author: Bonnie J McCay
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCay, Bonnie J.
Oyster wars and the public trust.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c1998
(OCoLC)648263490
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie J McCay
ISBN: 0816518041 9780816518043
OCLC Number: 37588416
Description: xxxi, 246 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Oystering in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century New Jersey --
Oyster wars and states' rights --
River pirates of the Shrewsbury --
Arnold v. Mundy and the public trust doctrine --
Proprietors, oyster wars, and the invention of tradition --
Local custom in the Delaware shad fisheries --
Local custom on the banks of the Hudson --
Alienation of the public trust --
Riparian rights and oyster wars on the Delaware Bay --
Riparian rights and oyster wars on the Mullica River --
Commoners and other nuisances on the Raritan Bay --
Comanaging and enclosing the commons --
Luddites, sunbathers, and the public trust
Responsibility: Bonnie J. McCay.

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