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Distinctive through the serious price it assigns to legislation in Puritan society, this research describes accurately how the Massachusetts felony procedure differed from England's and the way fairness and an tailored universal legislations grew to become so worthy to dull contributors. the writer discovers that legislation steadily changed faith and communalism because the resource of social balance, and he offers a brand new interpretation to the witchcraft prosecutions of 1692.

Originally released 1979.

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