Unequal Laws Unto a Savage Race: European Legal Traditions in Arkansas, 1686-1836

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University of Arkansas Press, Jun 1, 1985 - Law - 264 pages
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"Morris Arnold's description of the French and Spanish periods is just marvelous. It will be a classic for some time to come (or perhaps even forever)." -Hans W. Baade
 

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Contents

Prologue
xvii
French Legal Foundations 16861766
1
The Civil Law in Spanish Arkansas 17661804
43
The Influence of the Church in EighteenthCentury Arkansas
113
Fin de Siecle
126
The First American Legal System in Arkansas 18041812
130
The Professionalization of the Arkansas Legal System and the Obliteration of CivilLaw Traditions 18121836
173
Conclusion
203
The EighteenthCentury Legal Records of Arkansas Post
209
The Locations of Arkansas Post 16861985
212
Judges of the Arkansas 16861808
218
Number of Habitants at Arkansas Post 16861798 Free and Slave
222
An Early Opinion of an Arkansas Trial Court
225
Index
235
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Morris S. Arnold is a United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit and a past winner of the state's highest literary award, the Porter Prize. He is the author of a number of books, including the prize-winning Colonial Arkansas, 1686?1804: A Social and Cultural History.

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