Freedom bound : law, labor, and civic identity in colonizing English America, 1580-1865 / Christopher Tomlins

Author(s): Tomlins, Christopher L., 1951-
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Subjects: Labor--United States--History
Labor laws and legislation--United States--History
National characteristics, American
United States--Colonization
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--History--1783-1865
United States--Economic conditions--To 1865
United States--Social conditions--To 1865
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
LC Classification: H, HD
Notes: LCCN: 2010019216
ISBN: 9780521761390 (hardback)
ISBN: 0521761395 (hardback)
ISBN: 0521137772 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780521137775 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "Freedom Bound is about the origins of modern America. It is a history of colonizing, work, and civic identity from the beginnings of English presence on the mainland until the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher
Summary: "Freedom Bound is about the origins of modern America - a history of colonizing, work, and civic identity from the beginnings of English presence on the mainland until the Civil War. It is a history of migrants and migrations, of colonizers and colonized, of households and servitude and slavery, and of the freedom all craved and some found. Above all it is a history of the law that framed the entire process. Freedom Bound tells how colonies were planted in occupied territories, how they were populated with migrants - free and unfree - to do the work of colonizing, and how the newcomers secured possession. It tells of the new civic lives 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, when - just for a moment - it seemed that freedom might finally be unbound"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: Prologue. Beginning: "as much freedome in reason as may be"; Part I. Manning, Planting, Keeping: 1. Manning: "setteynge many on worke"; 2. Planting: "directed and conducted thither"; 3. Keeping (i): discourses of intrusion; 4. Keeping (ii): English desires, designs; Part II. Poly-Olbion; or The Inside Narrative: 5. Packing: new inhabitants; 6. Unpacking: received wisdoms; 7. Changing: localities, legalities; Part III. "What, then, is the American, this new man?": 8. Modernizing: polity, economy, patriarchy; 9. Enslaving: facies hippocratica; 10. Ending: "strange order of things!"
Physical Description: xvi, 617 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 503243779
ISBN/ISSN: 9780521761390

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