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The Resource The law of the whale hunt : dispute resolution, property law, and American whalers, 1780-1880, Robert Deal, Marshall University, (electronic resource)

The law of the whale hunt : dispute resolution, property law, and American whalers, 1780-1880, Robert Deal, Marshall University, (electronic resource)

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The law of the whale hunt : dispute resolution, property law, and American whalers, 1780-1880
Title
The law of the whale hunt
Title remainder
dispute resolution, property law, and American whalers, 1780-1880
Statement of responsibility
Robert Deal, Marshall University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whale oil lit the cities and greased the machines of the Industrial Revolution. In light of its importance, competition between whalers was high. Far from courts and law enforcement, competing crews of American whalers not known for their gentility and armed with harpoons tended to resolve disputes at sea over ownership of whales. Left to settle arguments on their own, whalemen created norms and customs to decide ownership of whales pursued by multiple crews. The Law of the Whale Hunt provides an innovative examination of how property law was created in the absence of formal legal institutions regulating the American whaling industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Using depositions, court testimony, logbooks, and other previously unused primary sources, Robert Deal tells an exciting story of American whalers hunting in waters from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific and the Sea of Okhotsk.--
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1958-
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Deal, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Dispute resolution (Law)
  • Property
Label
The law of the whale hunt : dispute resolution, property law, and American whalers, 1780-1880, Robert Deal, Marshall University, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316335383
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316335383
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107114630
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934382685
Label
The law of the whale hunt : dispute resolution, property law, and American whalers, 1780-1880, Robert Deal, Marshall University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316335383
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316335383
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107114630
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934382685

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