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Building a Revolutionary State: The Legal Transformation of New York, 1776-1783

Howard Pashman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226334356
eISBN:
9780226540573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540573.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book analyzes an extraordinary change that occurred during the American Revolution. Early in the conflict, colonial legal systems grew weak or collapsed. But by the end of the war, Americans ... More


Exodus and Jubilee

Matthew Harper

in The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629360
eISBN:
9781469629384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629360.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black southerners expected land ownership to accompany emancipation. This chapter argues that two biblical stories, Exodus and Jubilee, shaped their expectations for land in different ways. Exodus ... More


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