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"Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia

Esteemed Bookes of Lawe and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia by Warren M. Billings
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Virginia men of law constituted one of the first learned professions in colonial America, and Virginia legal culture had an important and lasting impact on American political institutions and jurisprudence. Exploring the book collections of these Virginians therefore offers insight into the history of the book and the intellectual history of early America. It also addresses essential questions of how English culture migrated to the American colonies and was transformed into a distinctive American culture.

Focusing on the law books that colonial Virginians acquired, how they used them, and how they eventually produced a native-grown legal literature, this collection explores the law and intellectual culture of the Commonwealth and reveals the origins of a distinctively Virginian legal literature. The contributors argue that understanding the development of early Virginia legal history—as shown through these book collections—not only illuminates important aspects of Virginia’s history and culture; it also underlies a thorough understanding of colonial and revolutionary American history and culture.

University of Virginia Press; February 2017
248 pages; ISBN 9780813939407
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Title: "Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia
Author: Warren M. Billings; Brent Tarter
 
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9780813939407