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Riassunto: In 1663, an indentured servant, Anne Orthwood, was impregnated with twins in a tavern in Northampton County, Virginia. Orthwood died soon after giving birth; one of the twins, Jasper, survived. Orthwood's illegitimate pregnancy sparked four related cases that came before the Northampton magistrates -- who coincidentally held court in the same tavern -- between 1664 and 1686. These interrelated cases and the decisions rendered in them are notable for the ways in which the Virginia colonists modified English common law traditions and began to create their own, as well as what they reveal about cultural and economic values in an Eastern shore community. Through these cases, the very reasons legal systems are created are revealed, namely, the maintenance of social order, the protection of property interests, the protection of personal reputation, and personal liberty. Through Jasper Orthwood's life, the treatment of the poor in small communities is set in sharp relief.
About the Author:
John Ruston Pagan is a Professor in the School of Law at the University of Richmond, Virginia.
Titolo: Anne Orthwood's Bastard: Sex and Law in ...
Casa editrice: Oxford University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP78646156
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97801951447894.0
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195144783