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  • G. Edward White


The ‘Introduction’ explains that a review of American Legal History must confront the defining issues in the development of American civilization and culture. The law is connected to, has reacted to, and has helped to shape America's geographic isolation, economic abundance, transatlantic settlement, the relations between European settlers and indigenous tribes, African American slavery, the importance of agricultural householding, the growth of industrial enterprise and urbanization, and the emergence of the United States as a world power. The focus of this VSI is on the topics and issues that are connected to central themes in American history.

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