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The clamor of lawyers : the American Revolution and crisis in the legal profession

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer; Williamjames Hoffer
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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The Clamor of Lawyers explores a series of extended public pronouncements that British North American colonial lawyers crafted between 1761 and 1776. Most, though not all, were composed outside of the courtroom and detached from on-going litigation. While they have been studied as political theory, these writings and speeches are rarely viewed as the work of active lawyers, despite the fact that key protagonists in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hoffer, Peter Charles, 1944-
Clamor of lawyers.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018012834
(OCoLC)1028888880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Charles Hoffer; Williamjames Hoffer
ISBN: 9781501726088 1501726080 9781501726095 1501726099
OCLC Number: 1030445991
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : a lawyers' revolution --
"The worst instrument of arbitrary power" --
"The alienation of the affection of the colonies" --
"My dear countrymen rouse yourselves" --
"A right which nature has given to all men" --
"That these colonies are ... free and independent states" --
Conclusion : the legacy of the lawyers' American Revolution.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer.
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