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Terminating the Ties of Empire

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume IV: Law and the Constitution on the Eve of Independence, 1735-1776

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190850487
eISBN:
9780190850517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850487.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses a series of armed rebellions involving the Paxton Boys in Pennsylvania, the Regulators in North and South Carolina, and rent strikers in New York that foreshadowed the War for ... More


Severing the Ties of Empire

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/9780190880804.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines legal developments between the passage of the Declaratory Act and the outbreak of the American Revolution. It also examines various rebellions against colonial governments that ... More


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