Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865(2010)
AbstractFreedom 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.
Publication DateAugust, 2010
PublisherCambridge University Press
Citation InformationChristopher Tomlins. Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865. (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_tomlins/28/