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Land

American Debate

CHAPTER I

ORIGINAL LAND TITLES

(Colonial Charters]

European Principle of Land Sovereignty Implanted in America at its

Settlement—The Virginia Companies—Colonial History of Virginia -Negro Slavery—Controversy between Landed Aristocracy and Freeholders-Bacon's Rebellion-Controversy over Clerical Stipends-Colonial History of Massachusetts—Charters—Controversy over New Hampshire Land Grants (Vermont)-LandSystem of Maine Colonial History of Connecticut-Controversy over Charter with Andros-Roger Williams Founds Providence Sketch of Williams-Colonial History of Rhode Island-The New England Confederation-Colonial History of Maryland-Dutch Settlement of New York—The Patroon Land-System-Anti-Rent Agitation Ending in 1846—English Conquest—The Dongan Charter-The Leisler Rebellion-The Zenzer Libel Case-Colonial History of New Jersey-Sketch of William Penn-Colonial History of Pennsylvania-Boundary Dispute with Maryland—Indian Troubles-Colonial History of Delaware-Colonial History of the Carolinas–Constitution Drafted by John Locke—Proprietary Government Replaced by Royal-Charters-Colonial History of Georgia-Sketch of James Edward Oglethorpe-His Prohibition of Rum and Slavery.

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order to understand the fundamental relation of

the land question to all other subjects of controversy in America, those over civil and constitutional rights

* The presentation of the colonial forms of government also gives the chapter the character of an introduction to Volume I., treating as this does of constitutional law. vol. 11.-1

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