By David Thomas Konig

amazing by way of the serious price it assigns to legislation in Puritan society, this research describes accurately how the Massachusetts felony method differed from England's and the way fairness and an tailored universal legislation turned so worthy to boring contributors. the writer discovers that legislation progressively changed faith and communalism because the resource of social balance, and he provides a brand new interpretation to the witchcraft prosecutions of 1692.

Originally released 1979.

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