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Many Legalities of Early America (Institute of Early American History & Culture)

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This collection of seventeen original essays reshapes the field of early American legal history not by focusing simply on law, or even on the relationship between law and society, but by using the concept of "legality" to explore the myriad ways in which the people of early America ordered their relationships with one another, whether as individuals, groups, classes, communities, or states.

Addressing issues of gender, ethnicity, family, patriarchy, culture, and dependence, contributors explore the transatlantic context of early American law, the negotiation between European and indigenous legal cultures, the multiple social contexts of the rule of law, and the transformation of many legalities into an increasingly uniform legal culture. Taken together, these essays reveal the extraordinary diversity and complexity of the roots of early America's legal culture.

Contributors are Mary Sarah Bilder, Holly Brewer, James F. Brooks, Richard Lyman Bushman, Christine Daniels, Cornelia Hughes Dayton, David Barry Gaspar, Katherine Hermes, John G. Kolp, David Thomas Konig, James Muldoon, William M. Offutt Jr., Ann Marie Plane, A. G. Roeber, Terri L. Snyder, and Linda L. Sturtz.

About the Author

Christopher L. Tomlins is a senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Bruce H. Mann is professor of law and history at the University of Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807849644
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Editor:
Mann, Bruce H.
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher
Editor:
Mann, Bruce H.
Author:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Author:
Mann, Bruce H.
Author:
Tomlins, Christopher
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill, NC
Subject:
History
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Legal System
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Law - United States - History - 18th century
Subject:
Law - United States - History - 17th century
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Institute of Early American History & Culture
Series Volume:
106-127
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.27x5.75x1.10 in. 1.42 lbs.

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