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The Common law in colonial America. Volume IV, Law and the Constitution on the eve of Independence, 1735-1776

Author: William Edward Nelson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press. C 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Présentation de l'éditeur : "The eminent legal historian William E. Nelson's magisterial four-volume The Common Law in Colonial America traces how the many legal orders of Britain's thirteen North American colonies gradually evolved into one American system. Initially established on divergent political, economic, and religious grounds, the various colonial systems slowly converged until it became possible by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: The Common Law in Colonial America : Volume IV: Law and the Constitution on the Eve of Independence, 1735-1776 / William E. Nelson
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
978-0-19-085051-7
(ABES)230579698
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Edward Nelson
ISBN: 9780190850487 0190850485
OCLC Number: 1088412136
Description: 1 vol. (XIII-206 p.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: IntroductionChapter 1: Common Law ConstitutionalismChapter 2: Localist ConstitutionalismChapter 3: Uncontested Legal PracticesChapter 4: The Well-Functioning Empire of the Mid-Eighteenth CenturyChapter 5: Government Failure in Two ColoniesChapter 6: Weakening the Bonds of EmpireChapter 7: Testing the Bonds of EmpireChapter 8: Terminating the Ties of EmpireChapter 9: Conclusion: Legal and Constitutional Legacies
Responsibility: William E. Nelson.

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After concluding that the mid-eighteenth-century colonial legal system usually functioned effectively, this book focuses on constitutional events leading to the American Revolution, showing how  Read more...

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