The Administration of Justice in Revolutionary Virginia: the Norfolk Courts, 1770-1790

Author:
Shepard, E. Lee (Edwin Lee), Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisors:
Flanigan, Daniel, University of Virginia
Abbot, W.W., Department of History, University of Virginia
Abstract:

Research tracing the early history of American law using local court records since it was the local courts that administered justice and handled the mass of litigation which affected the average citizen. Colonial and state legislatures enacted statutes, and superior courts decided appeals and other important cases.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
Virginia, Norfolk, History, Justice, Administration of
Notes:

Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.

Language:
English
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Issued Date:
1974/08