A License to Steal: The Forfeiture of Property

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University of North Carolina Press, 1996 - Law - 272 pages
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While in London in 1705, Robert Beverley wrote and published The History and Present State of Virginia, one of the earliest printed English-language histories about North America by an author born there. As a native-born American-- most famously claiming "I am an Indian"-- he provided English readers with the first thoroughgoing account of the province's past, natural history, Indians, and current politics and society. In this new edition, Susan Scott Parrish situates Beverley and his History in the context of the metropolitan-provincial political and cultural issues of his day and explores the many contradictions embedded in his narrative.

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Contents

Origins of Civil Forfeiture
1
Felony Origins of Criminal Forfeiture
21
Forfeiture in the United States before 1970
39
Copyright

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Leonard W. Levy is Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the Claremont Graduate School and Distinguished Scholar at Southern Oregon State College.

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