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1600-1754: Law and Justice

1600-1754: Chapter Seven: Law and Justice

by THOMAS T. TAYLOR

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 248

OVERVIEW 252

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

The Antinomian Trials 253

Banishment 254

Church and State 254

Conflict Resolution in Early New England 255

Conquest by the Rules 256

Crimes and Punishment 258

The Dukes Laws 259

The English Bill of Rights 259

English Charters, Compacts, and Grants 259

English Common Law 260

John Peter Zenger Case 261

What ls Libel? 261

Labor 262

A Selective Listing of American Colonial Riots, 1654-1757 263

Lawyers 263

Legal Principles in French America 264

Legal Principles in Spanish America 265

Leislers Rebellion 265

Drawn and Quartered 266

New Yorks Negro Plot of 1741 266

Regulating Trade Within the Empire 266

Slave Disturbances in Colonial America, 1663-1741 267

The Salem Witch Trials 268

Slavery and Slave Codes 269

Women 269

HEADLINE MAKERS

James Alexander 271

Margaret Brent 271

Daniel Dulaney 272

William Fitzhugh 272

Andrew Hamilton 273

PUBLICATIONS 273

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