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Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865
(2010)
  • Christopher Tomlins, Berkeley Law
Abstract
Freedom Bound is about the origins of modern America. It tells how English colonies were planted in occupied territories, how migrants - free and unfree - were brought to do the work of colonizing, and how the newcomers secured possession. It tells of the new freedoms that seemed possible in new commonwealths, and of the constraints that kept many from enjoying them. It follows the story long past the end of the eighteenth century until the American Civil War, that extraordinary moment in American history when it seemed that freedom might finally become unbound.
Disciplines
Publication Date
August, 2010
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
ISBN
978-0521137775
Citation Information
Christopher Tomlins. Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865. (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_tomlins/28/