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The State, Parent and Child: (1) Before the Welfare State

Stephen Cretney

in Family Law in the Twentieth Century: A History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280919
eISBN:
9780191713170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280919.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Legal History

Legislation seeking to protect vulnerable children goes back to the early nineteenth century, with measures aimed at those who abused ‘apprentices’ farmed out under the Poor Law. Then, magistrates ... More


Colonial Law, 1600s–1770s

John B. Nann and Morris L. Cohen

in The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300118537
eISBN:
9780300235685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118537.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the sources and techniques useful for finding information about the legal culture and law of individual colonies. While the rights and laws of England were the primary source of ... More


The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States (1975)

C. H. Alexandrowicz

in The Law of Nations in Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198766070
eISBN:
9780191820649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766070.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States adopted by the UN General Assembly on 12 December 1974. The Charter consists of a preamble and four chapters, the most ... More


Medieval Conveyancing

A. W. B. Simpson

in A History of the Land Law

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255376
eISBN:
9780191681585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255376.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The classical-medieval conveyance was the feoffment with livery of seisin. The expression ‘feoffment with livery of seisin’ did not indicate any twofold ceremony; a grant of a fee was implied by ... More


The End of Resistance and the Triumph of the Common Law

William E. Nelson

in E Pluribus Unum: How the Common Law Helped Unify and Liberate Colonial America, 1607-1776

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190880804
eISBN:
9780190882174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880804.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the end of resistance and the acceptance of the common law in New York City in the 1670s, in the rest of the colony of New York in the 1680s and 1690s, and in Massachusetts and ... More


The Persistence of Puritan Law in Massachusetts, 1660–85

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume III: The Chesapeake and New England, 1660–1750

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190465056
eISBN:
9780190465087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465056.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

In the first twenty-five years after 1660, the governments of Charles II and James II sought to repress Puritanism and to force the Bay Colony to accept the common law. New Hampshire was split off ... More


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