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Dispute and Conflict Resolution in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1725-1825

Dispute and Conflict Resolution in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1725-1825

by William E. Nelson


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Nelson identifies three principal institutions involved in conflict resolution: the twon meeting, the church congregation, and the courts of law. He subsequently determines the type of cases over which each institution had jurisdiction and studies the procedures by which each functioned. He examines the tendency after 1800 to bring disputes to the court and sees this as a response to the introduction of new, nontraditional values not held by local institutions.

Originally published 1981.

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ISBN-13: 9780807897362
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/27/2011
Series: Studies in Legal History
Edition description: 1
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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