Public Property and Private Power: The Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730-1870

 
Public Property and Private Power: The Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730-1870 by Hendrik Hartog
Published: 
October, 1993
ISBN: 
978-0807815625
Publisher: 
Cornell University Press

"A subtle, difficult, and important book. It breaks new ground in two important subfields of American history: legal history and urban history.... Hartog's legal skills enable him to make sense of early corporation law at the same time that his historical skills allow him to disentangle the concepts of property and republicanism in the context of the emergence of the 'modern' city of New York."—Stanley Katz, Princeton University

Area of Interest: 
Legal History
Urban History
Period: 
17th & 18th Centuries
19th Century
Region: 
United States