Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 50, no. 1 January 1993

Forum
Explaining the Law in Early American History—A Symposium

Stanley N. Katz, Introduction3

Cornelia Hughes Dayton, Turning Points and the Relevance of Colonial Legal History7

Terri L. Snyder, Legal History of the Colonial South: Assessment and Suggestions18

Richard J. Ross, The Legal Past of Early New England: Notes for the Study of Law,
Legal Culture, and Intellectual History
28

David Thomas Konig, A Summary View of the Law of British America42

The Revolutionary Origins of the American Corporation
Pauline Maier
51

The Forfeitures at Salem, 1692
David C. Brown
85

The “Ordinance” of 1784?
Richard P. McCormick
112

Forum
American Law and the American Revolution

J. R. Pole, Reflections on American Law and the American Revolution123

Peter Charles Hoffer, Custom as Law: A Comment on J. R. Pole’s “Reflections”160

Bruce H. Mann, The Evolutionary Revolution in American Law: A Comment on J. R.
Pole’s “Reflections”
168

James A. Henretta and James D. Rice, Law as Litigation: An Agenda for Research176

Trivia
Reviews of Books

Shapiro, “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” and “Probable Cause”: Historical Perspectives on the Anglo-American Law of Evidence. By Herbert A. Johnson182

Schambra, As Far as Republican Principles Will Admit: Essays by Martin Diamond.
By H. Jefferson Powell184

Presser, The Original Misunderstanding: The English, the Americans, and the Dialectic of Federalist Jurisprudence. By Knud Haakonssen186

A Culture of Rights: The Bill of Rights in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, 1791–1991, ed. Lacey
and Haakonssen. By George A. Billias189

Sinopoli, The Foundations of American Citizenship: Liberalism, the Constitution, and Civic
Virtue
. By David C. Williams191

Early American Literature and Culture: Essays Honoring Harrison T. Meserole, ed. Derounian-Stodola. By Pattie Cowell194

Sacks, The Widening Gate: Bristol and the Atlantic Economy, 1450–1700. By Henry Roseveare196

Watson, Angelical Conjunction: The Preacher-Physicians of Colonial New England.
By Ronald L. Numbers198

Murphy, Enter the Physician: The Transformation of Domestic Medicine, 1760–1860.
By Ronald L. Numbers198

Cassedy, Medicine in America: A Short History. By Ronald L. Numbers198

Carr, Menard, and Walsh, Robert Cole’s World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland.
By Martin H. Quitt205

Martin, The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia: From Jamestown to Jefferson. By David Scofield
Wilson209

Schuldiner, Gifts and Works: The Post-Conversion Paradigm and Spiritual Controversy in Seventeenth–Century Massachusetts. By Allen C. Guelzo211

Smith, Breaking the Bonds: Marital Discord in Pennsylvania, 1730–1830. By Lee
Chambers-Schiller212

Burke, Mohawk Frontier: The Dutch Community of Schenectady, New York, 1661–1710.
By Robert V. Wells214

Harding, Amphibious Warfare in the Eighteenth Century: The British Expedition to the
West Indies, 1740–1742
. By Richard Middleton216

West, Gunpowder, Government and War in the Mid–Eighteenth Century. By Richard
Middleton217

Dowd, A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745–1815.
By Peter C. Mancall219

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, ed. Greene and Pole. By Philip
Lawson221

Alexander, The Selling of the Constitutional Convention: A History of News Coverage.
By Richard B. Bernstein and Stephen L. Schecter224

Ziff, Writing in the New Nation: Prose, Print, and Politics in the Early United States. By Robert
A. Ferguson226

Bowling, The Creation of Washington, D. C.: The Idea and Location of the American Capital.
By James Tagg228

Wright, The Transformation of Charity in Postrevolutionary New England. By Anne M.
Boylan230

Boydston, Home and Work: Housework, Wages, and the Ideology of Labor in the Early Republic.
By Stephen Innes232

Travail et Loisir dans Les Sociétés Pré-Industrielles, ed. Karsky and Marienstras.
By Stephen Innes232

Nicoll, Larkin, Kornhauser, and Jaffee, Meet Your Neighbors—New England Portraits,
Painters, and Society, 1790–1850
. By Claudia L. Bushman and Richard L. Bushman235

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