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Distinguished by the critical value it assigns to law in Puritan society, this study describes precisely how the Massachusetts legal system differed from England's and how equity and an adapted common law became so useful to ordinary individuals. The author discovers that law gradually replaced religion and communalism as the source of social stability, and he gives a new interpretation to the witchcraft prosecutions of 1692.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807840818
Author:
Konig, David T.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Konig, David Thomas
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19810131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
241
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Law » Legal Guides and Reference
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America

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