The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume III: The Chesapeake and New England, 1660-1750

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In a projected four-volume series, The Common Law in Colonial America, William E. Nelson will show how the legal systems of Britain's thirteen North American colonies, which were initially established in response to divergent political, economic, and religious initiatives, slowly converged until it became possible by the 1770s to imagine that all thirteen participated in a common American legal order, which diverged in its details but differed far more substantially from English common law. Volume three, The Chesapeake and ...

The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume III: The Chesapeake and New England, 1660-1750 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190465056

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