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The Vice-Admiralty Courts and the American Revolution

Carl Ubbelohde

Copyright 1960
University of North Carolina Press

This study describes the courts of vice-admiralty as they existed in the American colonies at the beginning of the revolutionary struggles, analyzes the changes in the courts and their jurisdiction from 1763 to the outbreak of the war, and examines the American objections to the vice-admiralty system.

Originally published in 1960.

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Professor Ubbelohde’s book is an admirable study, done in that spirit of detachment that should characterize all scholarly historical work. An exceedingly important contribution.

--Lawrence Henry Gipson