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Who has recourse to the law? Whom does the law protect? How do state and social institutions mediate access to the law--and how does this shape the landscape of power and privilege?


At its heart, my writing addresses these fundamental issues in the British empire in the long eighteenth century--a time when the answers to these questions were hotly debated throughout the Anglo-American world. The results of these debates helped to forge the legal and political systems we use to this very day.


For more on my current book, To Begin the World Over Again: How the American Revolution Devastated the Globe, click here.

For more on my past work, click here.

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