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Conquest by Law How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands

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ISBN-10: 0195314891

ISBN-13: 9780195314892

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lindsay G. Robertson

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John Marshall's landmark 1823 decision in Johnson v. M'Intosh gave the European sovereigns who "discovered" North America rights to the land, converting Native Americans in one stroke into mere tenants. In 1991, while investigating the historical origins of this highly controversial decision, Lindsay Robertson made a startling find in the basement of a Pennsylvania furniture-maker--the complete corporate records of the Illinois and Wabash Land Companies, the plaintiffs in the case. Drawing on these records, Conquest by Law provides, for the first time, a complete and troubling account of collusion, detailing how a spurious claim gave rise to a doctrine--intended to be of limited…    
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 9.21" wide x 5.98" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.078

The Illinois and Wabash Land Companies: Purchases and Petitions
Harper
Before the Court
Virginia, Kentucky, and the Complex Politics of Early Republican Federalism
The Opinion
Legacies
Afterword
The 1810 Memorial
The Agreed Statement of Facts and Objections to the Claims
Notes
Bibliography
Index