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Common Law in Colonial America The Chesapeake and New England, 1607-1660

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ISBN-10: 0195327284

ISBN-13: 9780195327281

Edition: 2008

Authors: William E. Nelson

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William E. Nelson proposes a "new beginning" in the study of colonial legal history as he charts the course of the common law in Early America. Beginning with the Chesapeake and New England colonies Nelson reveals how the models of law that emerged in Virginia and Massachusetts differed drastically from that of the English common law and how their diverse legal systems came to influence the colonies that surrounded them. Drawing on groundbreaking and overwhelmingly in-depth research into local court records, Nelson delves deep into America's common law and offers a fully rounded picture of the development and foundation of law in these key colonial regions. He explores how the law of the…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Law in the Jamestown Settlement
Capitalism and the Free Market in Virginia, 1619-1660
Puritan Law in the Bay Colony
Popular Power and the Rule of Law in Massachusetts
The New England Satellites
The Battle for Maryland
Conclusion: The Future of American Law
Notes
Index