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Author Pearson, Ellen Holmes, 1962-

Title Remaking custom : law and identity in the early American Republic / Ellen Holmes Pearson
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 251 pages)
Series Jeffersonian America
Jeffersonian America.
Contents Introduction -- America's common law : custom, choice, and history lessons -- American constitutions and American character -- Property acquisition and inheritance -- The question of slavery in the New Republic -- Public lands, expansion, and the Native Americans -- Custom, the written law, and American legal treatises -- Conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-244) and index
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Subject Law -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Law -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813930936 (electronic bk.)
9780813930930 (electronic bk.)