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The common law in colonial America. Volume 1, The Chesapeake and New England, 1607-1660

Author: William E Nelson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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In this four-volume series, the author shows how the legal systems of Britain's 13 North American colonies - initially established in response to divergent political, economic, and religious initiatives - slowly converged into a common American legal order that differed substantially from English common law.
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Nelson, William Edward, 1940-
Common law in colonial America. Volume 1, The Chesapeake and New England, 1607-1660.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007044063
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William E Nelson
ISBN: 0199716714 9780199716715 9786611374808 6611374809 1281374806 9781281374806
OCLC Number: 254164555
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 198 pages)
Contents: INTRODUCTION; 1 Law in the Jamestown Settlement; 2 Private Property and the Free Market in Virginia, 1619-1660; 3 Puritan Law in the Bay Colony; 4 Popular Power and the Rule of Law in Massachusetts; 5 The New England Satellites; 6 The Battle for Maryland; 7 Conclusion: The Future of American Law; NOTES; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: William E. Nelson.

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In this four-volume series, the author shows how the legal systems of Britain's 13 North American colonies - initially established in response to divergent political, economic, and religious initiatives - slowly converged into a common American legal order that differed substantially from English common law.

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In his innovative analysis of legal culture in the early colonies, Nelson boldly discards the framework of reception in favor of intercolonial comparison. The result is a thoroughly researched Read more...

 
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