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This study describes the courts of vice-admiralty 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, and examines the American objections to the vice-admiralty system.

Originally published in 1960.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. SALT-WATER COURTS
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. 2. A WAR ENDS AND A COURT BEGINS
  2. pp. 23-54
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  1. 3. FROM SUGAR TO STAMPS
  2. pp. 55-80
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  1. 4. COURTS AND CUSTOMS
  2. pp. 81-103
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  1. 5. SOME PATRIOTS ARE MADE, NOT BORN
  2. pp. 104-127
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  1. 6. FOUR NEW COURTS
  2. pp. 128-147
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  1. 7. THE COURTS AT WORK
  2. pp. 148-178
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  1. 8. NEW COURTS FOR OLD
  2. pp. 179-201
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  1. 9. FACT AND FICTION
  2. pp. 202-211
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  1. A NOTE ON SOURCES
  2. pp. 212-214
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 215-228
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 229-242
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469600598
Related ISBN
9780807807873
MARC Record
OCLC
869737282
Pages
254
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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