"From the Ground Up: Mapping an Approach to Property Formation in Settler Colonies"
Michael Borsk, WIGH Global Fellow; PhD Candidate in History, Queen's University, Canada
Chair: Charles Maier, Research Professor of History, Harvard University
What - and where - is property in settler colonies? Taking the work of British and American land surveyors in the Great Lakes region together with the literature on law, colonialism, and state formation, this paper maps a new approach to answering both of these questions.
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