Neighbors and Strangers: Law and Community in Early Connecticut

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UNC Press Books, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 216 pages
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Combining legal and social history, Bruce Mann explores the relationship between law and society from the mid-seventeenth century to the eve of the Revolution. Analyzing a sample of more than five thousand civil cases from the records of local courts in C
 

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Contents

Debtors and Creditors
11
The Geography of Legal Change
47
Pleading and the Decline of the Jury
67
The Formalization of Informal Law
101
Churches Equity and Legalism
137
Neighbors and Strangers
162
Appendix
171
Bibliography
187
Index
199
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Bruce H. Mann is professor of law and history at the University of Pennsylvania.

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