Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 37, no. 1 January 1980

Chattel Slavery as the Nightmare
of the American Revolutionaries

F. Nwabueze Okoye
3

Authority, Law, and Custom:
The Rituals of Court Day in Tidewater Virginia

A. G. Roeber
29

Dutch Townsmen and Land Use:
A Spatial Perspective on Seventeenth’Century Albany, New York

Donna Merwick
53

Slave Rebelliousness and Social Conflict in North Carolina,
1775 to 1802

Jeffrey J. Crow
79

Notes and Documents

In Defense of Regicide:
John Cotton on the Execution of Charles I

Francis J. Bremer
103

John Adams’s Earliest Essays:
The Humphrey Ploughjogger Letters

Helen Saltzberg Saltman
125

Trivia
Reviews of Books

Community and Continuity: A Review of Selected Works on English Local History. By Mark A. Kishlansky139

Porter, The Inconstant Savage: England and the North American Indian, 1500–1600. By
Bernard W. Sheehan146

Gawalt, The Promise of Power: The Emergence of the Legal Profession in Massachusetts, 1760–1840. By Maxwell Bloomfield151

Levin, Cotton Mather: The Young Life of the Lord’s Rememberance, 1663–1703. By David D.
Hall153

Reid, In Defiant Stance: The Conditions of Law in Massachusetts Bay, the Irish Comparison,
and the Coming of the American Revolution
. By Hiller B. Zobel155

Perdue, Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society, 1540–1866. By Francis Paul Prucha158

Zimmer, Jonathan Boucher: Loyalist in Exile. By Wallace Brown159

Seed, James Wilson. By John M. Coleman160

Schwarz, The Jarring Interests: New York’s Boundary Makers, 1664–1776. By Robert C.
Ritchie161

Fisher, Bering’s Voyages: Whither and Why. By Alton S. Donnelly163

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