Virginia Law Books

Author: William Hamilton Bryson
Editor: American Philosophical Society
ISBN: 9780871692399
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Contents: State codes; Municipal & County Codes; Rules of Court; Reports of Cases; Official Court Records in Print; Accounts of Trials; Indexes, Digests, & Encyclopedias; Form Books; Law Treatises Printed Before 1950; Criminal Law Books; 19th-Century Law Journals; 20th-Century Legal Periodicals; Legal Education; Academic Law Libraries; William & Mary Law Library; Public Law Librarians; The Norfolk Law Library; Private Law Libraries Before 1776; Private Law Libraries After 1776; Public Printers; J.W. Randolph; The Michie Company; General Virginia Bibliography; Index of Authors & Editors; & Subject Index.

William Sheppard Cromwell S Law Reformer

Author: Nancy L. Matthews
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521890915
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This study presents a full account of Sheppard's employment under Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate as well as an examination of his family background and education, his religious commitment to John Owen's party of Independents and his legal philosophy. An appraisal of all Sheppard's legal works, including those written during the Civil War and the Restoration period, illustrates the overlapping concerns with law reform, religion and politics in his generation. Sheppard had impressively consistent goals for the reform of English law and his prescient proposals anticipate the reforms ultimately adopted in the nineteenth century, culminating in the Judicature Acts of 1875-8. Dr Matthews examines the relative importance of Sheppard's books to his generation and to legal literature in general. The study provides a full bibliography of Sheppard's legal and religious works and an appendix of the sources Sheppard used in the composition of his books on the law.

Esteemed Bookes Of Lawe And The Legal Culture Of Early Virginia

Author: Warren M. Billings
Editor: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813939402
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Virginia men of law constituted one of the first learned professions in colonial America, and Virginia legal culture had an important and lasting impact on American political institutions and jurisprudence. Exploring the book collections of these Virginians therefore offers insight into the history of the book and the intellectual history of early America. It also addresses essential questions of how English culture migrated to the American colonies and was transformed into a distinctive American culture. Focusing on the law books that colonial Virginians acquired, how they used them, and how they eventually produced a native-grown legal literature, this collection explores the law and intellectual culture of the Commonwealth and reveals the origins of a distinctively Virginian legal literature. The contributors argue that understanding the development of early Virginia legal history—as shown through these book collections—not only illuminates important aspects of Virginia’s history and culture; it also underlies a thorough understanding of colonial and revolutionary American history and culture.

Learning The Law

Author: Jonathan Bush
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1852851848
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The essays in this text deal with aspects of British legal learning. It traces the tradition of learning dating back to the Middle Ages and how the inns of court provided the equivalent of a legal university. The essays describe how before the middle of the 19th-century there was little formal provision of legal education in Britain and that law in the ancient universities was not intended to have practical value and entrance to the bar was not dependent upon written examination.

Articulating America

Author: Rebecca Starr
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742520769
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In this book seven distinguished historians explain how a national political culture developed in America. A political culture is both the collectivity of a community's values and a mode of behavior—an end as well as a process of obtaining that end which is always changing. Essays by J.G.A. Pocock, Jack Greene, Richard Vernier, Andrew Robertson, Joyce Appleby, Lawrence Goldman, and Rebecca Starr examine issues such as how British institutions and the common law were modified by unique colonial American experiences; how election rituals transformed the American political culture of deference into an expanded, abstract world of electoral opinion knit together by newspapers; how the South developed its own political culture by the end of the eighteenth century that persisted well beyond the Civil War; and more.

A Companion To American Legal History

Author: Sally E. Hadden
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118533763
Size: 17,33 MB
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A Companion to American Legal History presents a compilation of the most recent writings from leading scholars on American legal history from the colonial era through the late twentieth century. Presents up-to-date research describing the key debates in American legal history Reflects the current state of American legal history research and points readers in the direction of future research Represents an ideal companion for graduate and law students seeking an introduction to the field, the key questions, and future research ideas

Legal Education In Virginia 1779 1979

Author: William Hamilton Bryson
Editor: University of Virginia Press
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Law Books 1876 1981

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Size: 17,58 MB
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The Book Culture Of A Colonial American City

Author: Edwin Wolf
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198184065
Size: 19,31 MB
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This unique contribution to the history of the book in America examines the books most commonly bought, sold, and read in colonial Philadelphia--the variety of titles, their popularity, prices, and quantities shipped and purchased. While directly concerned with Philadelphia, the study, based on inventories, invoices, catalogues, and the books themselves, applies to all of British America, revealing the surprisingly large and diverse appetites of colonial American readers.