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Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865

Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865

by Christopher Tomlins
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ISBN-13: 9780521137775
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 636
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Christopher Tomlins is currently Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, on leave from the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, where he has been a Research Professor since 1992. Tomlins began his career at La Trobe University in Melbourne; he has also taught at the Marshall-Wythe Law School, College of William and Mary in Virginia; at Northwestern University Law School; and at Tel Aviv and Haifa Universities in Israel. His interests and research are cast very broadly - from sixteenth-century England to twentieth-century America and from the legal culture of work and labor to the interrelations of law and literature. He has written or edited six books, including, most recently, the multi-volume Cambridge History of Law in America, co-edited with Michael Grossberg. His publications have been awarded the Surrency Prize of the American Society for Legal History, the Littleton–Griswold Prize of the American Historical Association and the Hurst Prize of the Law and Society Association. Tomlins currently edits two Cambridge University Press book series: Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society and Cambridge New Histories of American Law (with Michael Grossberg).

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Prologue Beginning: "As much freedome in reason as may be …" 1

Part I Manning, Planting, Keeping

1 Manning: "Setteynge many on Worke" 216

2 Planting: "Directed and Conducted Thither" 67

3 Keeping (i): Discourses of Intrusion 93

4 Keeping (ii): English Desires, Designs 133

Part II Poly-Olbion; or The Inside Narrative

5 Packing: New Inhabitants 193

6 Unpacking: Received Wisdoms of Law and Work 231

7 Changing: Localities, Legalities 296

Part III "What, then, is the American, this new man?"

8 Modernizing: Polity, Economy, Patriarchy 335

9 Enslaving: Facies Hippocratica 401

10 Ending: "Strange Order of Things!" 509

Appendices to Chapter I 571

Index 599

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