Law and People in Colonial America

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JHU Press, Jan 21, 1998 - History - 193 pages
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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?

  

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Hoffer attempts to add to our understanding of American legal history by examining how the American colonists transformed an existing body of British law into a truly unique American product. His ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
27
CHAPTER THREE
50
CHAPTER FOUR
76
CHAPTER FIVE
92
CHAPTER
127
CONCLUSION
154
INDEX
187
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Peter Charles Hoffer is Research Professor of History at the University of Georgia and author of numerous books on early American law and history.