Law and People in Colonial America / Edition 1

Law and People in Colonial America / Edition 1

by Peter Charles Hoffer, Hoffer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801843073

ISBN-13: 9780801843075

Pub. Date: 04/28/1992

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

This revised edition of Law and People in Colonial America will incorporate recent scholarship and encompass American Indians, the French, and Spaniards as people who--on the fringes of English settlement--raised interesting questions. Among them: how in legal terms did the English deal with "marginal"societies; how does this posture help us to understand

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This revised edition of Law and People in Colonial America will incorporate recent scholarship and encompass American Indians, the French, and Spaniards as people who--on the fringes of English settlement--raised interesting questions. Among them: how in legal terms did the English deal with "marginal"societies; how does this posture help us to understand English law and the changes the New World forced upon it; and how did these people on the outside themselves view English law?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801843075
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1"That the Said Statutes, Lawes, and Ordinances May Be as Neere as Conveniently May, Agreeable to the Forme of the Lawes and Pollicy of England"1
Ch. 2"And to the End that All Laws Prepared by the Governour and Provincial Council Aforesaid, May Yet Have the More Full Concurrence of the Free-Men of the Province"27
Ch. 3"If I Am Become Their Son, They Must Act the Part of a Father"50
Ch. 4"These Dirty and Ridiculous Litigations Have Been Multiplied in This Town, Till the Very Earth Groans and the Stones Cry Out"76
Ch. 5"Just so th' Unletter'd Blockheads of the Robe; (Than Whom no Greater Monsters on the Globe); Their Wire-Drawn, Incoherent, Jargon Spin, Or Lug a Point by Head and Shoulders In"92
Ch. 6"On What Principles, Then, on What Motives of Action, Can We Depend for the Security of our Liberties, of our Properties...of Life Itself?"127
Conclusion154
Notes157
A Bibliographic Essay165
Index187

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