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Expectations of the Law in the Middle Ages

By: Musson, Anthony

Price: $45.00

Publisher: MISC:

Seller ID: 158420

ISBN: 0851158420

Condition: MISC


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Women and the Law of Property in Early America

By: Marylynn Salmon.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 1989

Seller ID: 842443

ISBN: 0807842443

Condition: 285 pages, paperback, University of North Carolina Press


In this first comprehensive study of women's property rights in early America, Marylynn Salmon discusses the effect of formal rules of law on women's lives. By focusing on such areas such as conveyancing, contracts, divorce, separate estates, and widows' provisions, Salmon presents a full picture of women's legal rights from 1750 to 1830.Salmon shows that the law assumes women would remain dependent and subservient after marriage. She documents the legal rights of wo... View more info

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The Most Dangerous Branch: Slavery, the Courts and the Constitution

By: Randall C. Young

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: Y3226

ISBN: 0788432265

Condition: 362 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 362 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A comprehensive history of the Federal jurisprudence of slavery, The Most Dangerous Branch offers a unique perspective on slavery as an American institution. This thorough review of all-but-forgotten pleas for freedom will challenge many popularly held beliefs about American history, including the meaning of the Constitution, the South's purported quest for states' rights, and the limits of modern judicial authority. It will also change how many people feel about the rol... View more info