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

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

A. G. Roeber

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

Donna Merwick

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

Jeffrey J. Crow

Notes and Documents

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

Francis J. Bremer

John Adams’s Earliest Essays:
The Humphrey Ploughjogger Letters

Helen Saltzberg Saltman

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.

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.

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