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New York: The Triumph of the Common Law

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume II: The Middle Colonies and the Carolinas, 1660-1730

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937752
eISBN:
9780199301539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937752.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

New York City was different from the rest of the colony. In the city, the common law began to assume primacy within a year of the English conquest as the lawyers brought by the first governor began ... More


Nonconformity

Francis J. Bremer

in Building a New Jerusalem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains that as early as 1629, John Davenport had asked that his investment in the Massachusetts Bay Company be not indicated in the charter because of his concern about the bishop's ... More


Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752

William A. Pettigrew

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611815
eISBN:
9781469611839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611815.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the years following the Glorious Revolution, independent slave traders challenged the charter of the Royal African Company (RAC) by asserting their natural rights as Britons to trade freely in ... More


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