Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580–1865 by Christopher Tomlins . New York: Cambridge University Press. 636 pp. $36.99 paper.


  • Editor's Note: This review symposium on Christopher Tomlins’ Freedom Bound grew out of an Author-Meets-Readers session at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association. Special thanks go to Aviam Soifer, Dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i, who chaired the original conference session and helped organize this collection of reviews for publication.