Blackstone's Commentaries

With Notes of Reference, to the Constitution and Laws, of the Federal Government of the United States; and of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In Five Volumes. With an Appendix to Each Volume, Containing Short Tracts Upon Such Subjects as Appeared Necessary to Form a Connected View of the Laws of Virginia, as a Member of the Federal Union

Author: Sir William Blackstone,St. George Tucker

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Law

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Blackstone's Commentaries

With Notes of Reference to the Constitution and Laws, of the Federal Government of the United States, and of the Commonwealth of Virginia: With an Appendix to Each Volume, Containing Short Tracts Upon Such Subjects as Appeared Necessary to Form a Connecte

Author: William Blackstone,St. George Tucker

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363153

Category: Law

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The classic exposition of English Common Law at the time of the founding of the American Republic was Commentaries on the Laws of England, by William Blackstone. This work was used as a standard reference and law book by lawyers, judges, and the founding fathers, who incorporated the applicable provisions of it into the U.S. Constitution, especially for the definitions of its terms. However, Blackstone's Commentaries were written for a monarchical system of government, and needed to be adapted to the needs of the new republic. This was first done by St. George Tucker, who taught law and who had Blackstone's Commentaries republished together with his own lecture notes in 1803 in a five-volume set familiarly known as Tucker's Blackstone.
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Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts, and Letters

Author: Claude Hermann Walter Johns

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584770228

Category: History

Page: 424

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Translation of ancient legal sources such as the Code of Hammurabi, laws relating to contracts, marriage, inheritance, slavery, property, sales, land tenure, and more.
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Re-Interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries

A Seminal Text in National and International Contexts

Author: Wilfrid Prest

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782254609

Category: Law

Page: 221

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This collection explores the remarkable impact and continuing influence of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, from the work's original publication in the 1760s down to the present. Contributions by cultural and literary scholars, and intellectual and legal historians trace the manner in which this truly seminal text has established its authority well beyond the author's native shores or his own limited lifespan. In the first section, 'Words and Visions', Kathryn Temple, Simon Stern, Cristina S Martinez and Michael Meehan discuss the Commentaries' aesthetic and literary qualities as factors contributing to the work's unique status in Anglo-American legal culture. The second group of essays traces the nature and dimensions of Blackstone's impact in various jurisdictions outside England, namely Quebec (Michel Morin), Louisiana and the United States more generally (John W Cairns and Stephen M Sheppard), North Carolina (John V Orth) and Australasia (Wilfrid Prest). Finally Horst Dippel, Paul Halliday and Ruth Paley examine aspects of Blackstone's influential constitutional and political ideas, while Jessie Allen concludes the volume with a personal account of 'Reading Blackstone in the Twenty-First Century and the Twenty-First Century through Blackstone'. This volume is a sequel to the well-received collection Blackstone and his Commentaries: Biography, Law, History (Hart Publishing, 2009).
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The Citizenship Revolution

Politics and the Creation of the American Union, 1774-1804

Author: Douglas Bradburn

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813930316

Category: History

Page: 432

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Most Americans believe that the ratification of the Constitution in 1788 marked the settlement of post-Revolutionary disputes over the meanings of rights, democracy, and sovereignty in the new nation. In The Citizenship Revolution, Douglas Bradburn undercuts this view by showing that the Union, not the Nation, was the most important product of independence. In 1774, everyone in British North America was a subject of King George and Parliament. In 1776 a number of newly independent "states," composed of "American citizens" began cobbling together a Union to fight their former fellow countrymen. But who was an American? What did it mean to be a "citizen" and not a "subject"? And why did it matter? Bradburn’s stunning reinterpretation requires us to rethink the traditional chronologies and stories of the American Revolutionary experience. He places battles over the meaning of "citizenship" in law and in politics at the center of the narrative. He shows that the new political community ultimately discovered that it was not really a "Nation," but a "Union of States"—and that it was the states that set the boundaries of belonging and the very character of rights, for citizens and everyone else. To those inclined to believe that the ratification of the Constitution assured the importance of national authority and law in the lives of American people, the emphasis on the significance and power of the states as the arbiter of American rights and the character of nationhood may seem strange. But, as Bradburn argues, state control of the ultimate meaning of American citizenship represented the first stable outcome of the crisis of authority, allegiance, and identity that had exploded in the American Revolution—a political settlement delicately reached in the first years of the nineteenth century. So ended the first great phase of the American citizenship revolution: a continuing struggle to reconcile the promise of revolutionary equality with the pressing and sometimes competing demands of law, order, and the pursuit of happiness.
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A Bibliography of the English Colonial Treaties with the American Indians, Including a Synopsis of Each Treaty

Author: Henry Farr De Puy

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584771631

Category: History

Page: 108

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DePuy, Henry F. A Bibliography of the English Colonial Treaties with the American Indians. New York: The Lenox Club, 1917. [108] pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-163-1. Cloth. $50. * Many of the records of the various treaties with the Indians exist only in manuscript. This bibliography locates and describes fifty treaties that were separately printed in small print quantities and thus are exceedingly rare. For each treaty De Puy provides full collation, a brief synopsis of the contents, an illustration, and the location of copies in principal libraries and private collections. See Besterman, A World Bibliography of Bibliographies 352.
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Bibliotheca Hamiltoniana

A List of Books Written By, Or Relating to Alexander Hamilton

Author: Paul Leicester Ford

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584772859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 159

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Provides bibliographical references, chronologically arranged, of the writings of Alexander Hamilton.
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The Position of Foreign Corporations in American Constitutional Law

A Contribution to the History and Theory of Juristic Persons in Anglo-American Law

Author: Gerard Carl Henderson

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363897

Category: Law

Page: 199

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Henderson, Gerard Carl. The Position of Foreign Corporations in American Constitutional Law. A Contribution to the History and Theory of Juristic Persons in Anglo-American Law. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1918. xix, 199 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-18233. ISBN 1-886363-89-7. Cloth. $50. * Traces the history of the gradual evolution of the history of foreign corporations from the denial of their international status in colonial times through to civil recognition and equality that occurred after the industrial revolution.
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