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Published: 04 September 2008

216 Pages


ISBN: 9780195327281

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The Common Law of Colonial America

Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

William E. Nelson

  • First legal history of the period to focus on the uniquely American aspects of colonial law rather than examining the British influence on the law of the colonies
  • The full four-volume set will draw on in-depth research of all archived legal materials from the period 1607-1776 to provide an on the ground comprehensive and original look at the development of the common law in the Colonial era