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Prairie justice : a history of Illinois courts under French, English, and American law

Author: Roger L Severns; John A Lupton
Publisher: Carbondale, Illinois : Southern Illinois University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A concise legal history of Illinois, Prairie Justice covers the French, British, early-American, and Illinois-statehood periods to 1900. It illustrates the changes over time in the different judicial systems, culminating in the establishment of a unique body of Illinois law"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger L Severns; John A Lupton
ISBN: 9780809333691 0809333694
OCLC Number: 872620804
Notes: "Text by Severns was published in serial form in 1959 by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The Illinois Bar Journal published one chapter in 1968"--Title page verso.
Description: xx, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Whose Home Is in the Wilderness" --
Law and Anarchy, Virginia County, Federal Territory --
The Coming of the Common Law --
A Frontier Court --
Lawyers and Law Courts --
Law and Politics --
Giants in the Prairie --
Trails of the Circuit Riders --
The Coming of Age --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Roger L Severns ; edited by John A. Lupton.

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