Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts

Essex County, 1629-1692

Author: David Thomas Konig

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807863432

Category: Law

Page: 241

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Distinguished by the critical value it assigns to law in Puritan society, this study describes precisely how the Massachusetts legal system differed from England's and how equity and an adapted common law became so useful to ordinary individuals. The author discovers that law gradually replaced religion and communalism as the source of social stability, and he gives a new interpretation to the witchcraft prosecutions of 1692. Originally published 1979. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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Devil Made Me Do It!

Crime and Punishment in Early New England

Author: Juliet Haines Mofford

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762775963

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 6024

Tales of the country’s original criminals—and how the courts punished them for their misdeeds Scarlet Letters, wanton dalliances, Sabbathbreaking, and debt: Colonial laws were easily broken and the malefactors who broke them, swiftly punished. How did our ancestors deal with murder and mayhem? How did seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New England communities handle deviants? How have definitions of criminal behavior and its punishment changed over the centuries? What were early prisons like? What were the duties of a turn-key? Find out all this and more in The Devil Made Me Do It. Drawing on early court dockets, diaries, sermons, gaolers’ records, and other primary sources, Juliet Haines Mofford investigates historical cases from a time when accused felons often pleaded in their own defense: “The Devil made me do it!” Among the questions that emerge in this fascinating book: Would spinster Sarah Booker be punished today for her 1769 theft of three skeins of linen yarn? Would Joan Andrews still get a T for Theft pinned upon her bodice for cheating a client by placing two stones in the firkin of butter she sold him?
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Sündenzucht und sozialer Wandel

Earls Colne (England), Ipswich und Springfield (Neuengland) c.1524-1690 im Vergleich

Author: Robert von Friedeburg

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515060172

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 5994

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A History of American Law: Third Edition

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743282582

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 5032

In this brilliant and immensely readable book, Lawrence M. Friedman tells the whole fascinating story of American law from its beginnings in the colonies to the present day. By showing how close the life of the law is to the economic and political life of the country, he makes a complex subject understandable and engrossing. A History of American Law presents the achievements and failures of the American legal system in the context of America's commercial and working world, family practices, and attitudes toward property, government, crime, and justice. Now completely revised and updated, this groundbreaking work incorporates new material regarding slavery, criminal justice, and twentieth-century law. For laymen and students alike, this remains the only comprehensive authoritative history of American law.
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Prestatehood Legal Materials

A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia

Author: Michael Chiorazzi,Marguerite Most

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789020567

Category: History

Page: 1564

View: 9518

Explore the controversial legal history of the formation of the United States Prestatehood Legal Materialsis your one-stop guide to the history and development of law in the U.S. and the change from territory to statehood. Unprecedented in its coverage of territorial government, this book identifies a wide range of available resources from each state to reveal the underlying legal principles that helped form the United States. In this unique publication, a state expert compiles each chapter using his or her own style, culminating in a diverse sourcebook that is interesting as well as informative. In Prestatehood Legal Materials, you will find bibliographies, references, and discussion on a varied list of source materials, including: state codes drafted by Congress county, state, and national archives journals and digests state and federal reports, citations, surveys, and studies books, manuscripts, papers, speeches, and theses town and city records and documents Web sites to help your search for more information and more Prestatehood Legal Materialsprovides you with brief overviews of state histories from colonization to acceptance into the United States. In this book, you will see how foreign countries controlled the laws of these territories and how these states eventually broke away to govern themselves. The text also covers the legal issues with Native Americans, inter-state and the Mexico and Canadian borders, and the development of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government. This guide focuses on materials that are readily available to historians, political scientists, legal scholars, and researchers. Resources that assist in locating not-so-easily accessible materials are also covered. Special sections focus on the legal resources of colonial New York City and Washington, DC—which is still technically in its prestatehood stage. Due to the enormity of this project, the editor of Prestatehood Legal Materialscreated a Web page where updates, corrections, additions and more will be posted.
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The Colonies and early Republic

Author: Eric H. Monkkonen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 7273

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The Common Law in Colonial America

Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

Author: William E. Nelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199886857

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 6464

Drawing on groundbreaking and overwhelmingly extensive research into local court records, The Common Law in Colonial America proposes a "new beginning" in the study of colonial legal history, as it charts the course of the common law in Early America, to reveal how the models of law that emerged differed drastically from that of the English common law. In this first volume, Nelson explores how the law of the Chesapeake colonies--Virginia and Maryland--differed from the New England colonies--Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, New Haven, Plymouth, and Rhode Island--and looks at the differences between the colonial legal systems within the two regions, from their initial settlement until approximately 1660.
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Newsletter

Author: American Society for Legal History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8504

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The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394474

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 4057

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.
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Directions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Theory and Methods in Criminal Justice History

Author: Eric H. Monkkonen

Publisher: De Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598414237

Category: Social Science

Page: 657

View: 3724

This text analyzes the theories and methodological problems inherent in the study of crime and justice in American history. The contributors assess the efficiency of justice, the relationship between war and crime, feminism and cultural influences.
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Massachusetts Legal History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Justice, Administration of

Page: N.A

View: 8773

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The Dred Scott Case

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law

Author: David Thomas Konig,Paul Finkelman,Christopher Alan Bracey

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821443283

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 306

In 1846 two slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed petitions for their freedom in the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. As the first true civil rights case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, Dred Scott v. Sandford raised issues that have not been fully resolved despite three amendments to the Constitution and more than a century and a half of litigation. The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law presents original research and the reflections of the nation’s leading scholars who gathered in St. Louis to mark the 150th anniversary of what was arguably the most infamous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision, which held that African Americans “had no rights” under the Constitution and that Congress had no authority to alter that, galvanized Americans and thrust the issue of race and law to the center of American politics. This collection of essays revisits the history of the case and its aftermath in American life and law. In a final section, the present-day justices of the Missouri Supreme Court offer their reflections on the process of judging and provide perspective on the misdeeds of their nineteenth-century predecessors who denied the Scotts their freedom. Contributors: Austin Allen, Adam Arenson, John Baugh, Hon. Duane Benton, Christopher Alan Bracey, Alfred L. Brophy, Paul Finkelman, Louis Gerteis, Mark Graber, Daniel W. Hamilton, Cecil J. Hunt II, David Thomas Konig, Leland Ware, Hon. Michael A. Wolff
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Magazine

Author: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Detroit (Mich.)

Page: N.A

View: 1206

Posted in Detroit (Mich.)

Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 4622

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Books for College Libraries: Social sciences

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 9780838933541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

View: 9998

This third edition lists 50,000 titles that form the foundation of an undergraduate library's collection. This volume covers the social sciences.
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Law Books in Print

Books in English Published Throughout the World and in Print Through 1986. Subjects J-Z.. 5

Author: Nicholas Triffin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878020300

Category: Law

Page: 521

View: 1173

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