Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 
Book — 1 online resource (xxi, 215 pages).
English law and Puritan society : the legal and social foundations of order, 1629/1640
Real property litigation : the social and economic backgrounds of legal change
Outsiders and subgroups : the coordinative functions of the court
From communalism to litigation : the elevation of law and legal forms
The court and the community : law in a postrevolutionary Puritan society
Challenges to the law : the conflict of legal and extra legal methods of social control
Law, magic, and disorder : the crisis of the Interregnum, 1684-1692
Epilogue: A contentious and well-ordered people.
Distinguished by the critical value it assigns to law in Puritan society, this study describes precisely how the Massachusetts legal system differed from England's and how equity and an adapted common law became so useful to ordinary individuals. The author discovers that law gradually replaced religion and communalism as the source of social stability, and he gives a new interpretation to the witchcraft prosecutions of 1692.Originally published 1979.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Boston : Wright & Potter, printers to the State, 1869-1922.
Book — 1 online resource (21 volumes)
Province charters, 1691 and
1726. Acts, passed 1692-1714
II. Acts, 1715-1741
III. Acts, 1742-1756
IV. Acts, 1757-1768
V. Acts, 1769-1780.--VI. Private acts, 1692-1780
VII. Resolves, etc., 1692-1702
VIII. Resolves, etc., 1703-1707
IX. Resolves, etc., 1708-1720
X. Resolves, etc. 1720-1726
XI. Resolves, etc. 1726-1734
XII. Resolves, etc., 1734-1741
XIII. Resolves, etc., 1741-1746
XIV. Resolves, etc., 1717-1753
XV. Resolves, etc., 1753-1756
XVI. Resolves, etc., 1757-1760
XVII. Resolves, etc. 1761-1764
XVIII. Resolves, etc., 1765-1774
XIX. Resolves, etc., 1775-1776
XX. Resolves, etc. 1777-1778
XXI. Resolves, etc., 1779-1780, and town chapters, 1692-1714, relating to the establishment of towns, precincts and parishes, determining territorial boundaries and granting lands, given by titles only in volumes VII, VIII, IX; originally planned to be printed in a separate volume.
"This edition ... was partly prepared under chapter 43 of the Resolves of the General court for the year 1865 ... The commissioners appointed under this resolve were John H. Clifford, Ellis Ames, and Abner C. Goodell."--Pref., v. 1, signed: Ellis Ames Abner Cheney Goodell.
"The publication of the Province laws of Massachusetts, stopped in the year 1896, was taken up again, under new legislation, in ... 1900. Mr. Goodell, the former editor, having declined reappointment, Melville Madison Bigelow, esq., was appointed editor."--Pref., v. 9.
Reproduction of the original from the Massachusetts State Historical Society.