This perceptive and deeply researched monograph adds a significant dimension to the corpus of knowledge about the transformation of American society which began with the American Revolutionary Era, as well as about the transformation of American law. (Richard B. Morris American Journal of Legal History
This synthesis of the legal history of Massachusetts in the era of the American Revolution is one of those exceptional first books that with the passage of time may become a classic of historical literature. (Herbert A. Johnson Columbia Law Review
About the Author
William E. Nelson
is Professor of Law and History, New York University.