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UBBELOHDE, Carl. The Vice-Admiralty Courts and the American Revolution . Chapel Hill, NC: published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, VA) by the University of North Carolina Press, 1960. Pp. [i]-xii,-242,(2). 8vo, blue cloth with silver decoration to front andsilver lettering to spine. "This study describes the courts of vice-admira lty as they existed in the American colonies at the beginning of the Revolutionary struggles, analyzes the changes in the courts and their jurisdiction from 1763 to the outbreak of the war, adn examines the American objections to the vice-admiralty system." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Salt-Water Courts; 2. A War Ends and a Court Begins (with subsections relating to privateers and smugglers, as well as the establishment of a 'Sea Guard'); 3. From Sugar to Stamps; 4. Courts and Customs; 5. Some Patriots are Made, not Born(includes a section on the seizing of one of John Hancock's vessels, the L ydia); 6. Four New Courts; 7. The Courts at Work; 8. New Courts for Old; 9.Fact and Fiction. With much merchant shipping mishandlings and Nova Scotia aspects throughout. A bit musty, else very good in lightly nicked, price-c lipped dust jacket. 30.00
Title: Vice-Admiralty Courts and the American Revolution. in dj.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1960,:
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