Aiken, John R. Utopianism and the Emergence of the Colonial Legal Profession: New York, 1664-1710, A Test Case
Aiken, John R. Utopianism and the Emergence of the Colonial Legal Profession: New York, 1664-1710, A Test Case
Aiken, John R. Utopianism and the Emergence of the Colonial Legal Profession: New York, 1664-1710, A Test Case

Aiken, John R. Utopianism and the Emergence of the Colonial Legal Profession: New York, 1664-1710, A Test Case

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Aiken, John R. Utopianism and the Emergence of the Colonial Legal Profession: New York, 1664-1710, A Test Case. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1989. First Edition. ISBN: 0824061705.

Yellow cloth, maroon titles to spine, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, (xii.), 298 clean pp., tight. Ex college library with the standard extras, including a white label on the spine. Good. Hardcover.  [5351] 

A doctoral dissertation written for a Ph.D. degree at the University of Rochester in 1968, updated for publication. "...one of the dominant influences on the rise of the legal profession in America is a decrease in utopianism, in religious and material terms. The utopian spirit awakened hopes for a lawyerless society, with disharmony and wrangling kept to a minimum. The decline in utopianism and the rise of the bar go hand in hand."