The clamor of lawyers : the American Revolution and crisis in the legal profession /

"'The Clamor of Lawyers' explores a series of extended public pronouncements that British North American colonial lawyers crafted between 1761 and 1776. Most, though not all, were composed outside of the courtroom and detached from ongoing litigation. While they have been studied as p...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hoffer, Peter Charles, 1944-
Other Authors: Hoffer, Williamjames
Format: Book
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : a lawyers' revolution
  • "The worst instrument of arbitrary power"
  • "The alienation of the affection of the colonies"
  • "My dear countrymen rouse yourselves"
  • "A right which nature has given to all men"
  • "That these colonies are ... free and independent states"
  • Conclusion : the legacy of the lawyers' American Revolution