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288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190880804

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E Pluribus Unum

How the Common Law Helped Unify and Liberate Colonial America, 1607-1776

William E. Nelson

  • Abbreviates William E. Nelson's four-volume series on law in colonial America into a single visionary volume, providing a unified political history of the colonies
  • Draws on extensive research of colonial American court records between the dates of the earliest settlements and 1776
  • Argues that lawyers and their clients' diverse economic interests spurred the development of the American legal system up to and including the Revolution