American Legal History

Colonial Labor Systems & Law

The labor discipline systems of British colonial North America, slave and free, set the conditions of social and legal development for half a millennium. We consider how they began, and how the law grew with them.


Access materials on the Course Readings page.


George Lee Haskins, Law and Authority in Early Massachusetts (1968), chapters 3 to 7

Eben Moglen, Settling the Law (1993), The Law of Settlement: Land Law and the Manors

E. Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom (1975), pp. 108-180


Notes and Materials


Wikipedia Article on Property Law in Colonial New York




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