Between Law and Custom: 'High' and 'Low' Legal Cultures in the Lands of the British Diaspora - The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, 1600-1900

  title={Between Law and Custom: 'High' and 'Low' Legal Cultures in the Lands of the British Diaspora - The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, 1600-1900},
  author={Peter Karsten},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  pages={440 - 443}
  • Peter Karsten
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Law and History Review
List of illustrations List of tables Introduction Part I. Land: 1. Law versus customs 2. Concribs, manuring, timber and sheep: landlords, tenants and reversioners 3. 'They seem to argue that custom has made a higher law': squatters and proprietors 4. Protecting one's prope'ty: takings, easements, nuisances and trespasses Part II. Agreements: 5. We have an agreement 6. Work: the formal and informal law of labour contracts Part III. Accidents: 7. Judicial responses to negligence claims by the… Expand
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