The English Navigation Laws: A Seventeenth-Century Experiment in Social Engineering

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THE ENGLISH
NAVIGATION LAWS
A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY EXPERIMENT
IN SOCIAL ENGINEERING

BY
LAWRENCE A. HARPER

NEW YORK: MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS 1939

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xiii
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Introduction 1
  • I- History and Social Engineering 3
  • Part One- Origin of the Laws 7
  • II- The Mercantile Mind 9
  • III- Early Experiments 19
  • IV- The Legislative History of an Idea 34
  • V- Parliament and the Acts 50
  • VI- The Law at the Waterside 63
  • Part Two- Enforcement in England 75
  • VII- The Administrative Heritage 77
  • VIII- Methods of Enforcement 89
  • IX- The Human Factor 98
  • X- The Courts and the Law 109
  • XI- My Lords and Administration 124
  • XII- The Control of Enforcement 135
  • Part Three- Enforcement in the Colonies 149
  • XIII- Administration outside the Realm 151
  • XIV- Transference of Administrative Technique 161
  • XV- Colonial Courts 182
  • XVI- Governors and Their Handicaps 204
  • XVII- The Difficulties of Remote Control 216
  • Part Four- Results 229
  • XVIII- Standards of Judgment 231
  • XIX- Asia, Africa, and America 239
  • XX- Europe and the Levant 275
  • XXI- Entrepot Towns and Timber Lands 298
  • XXII- Ships and Seamen 321
  • XXIII- Weighing the Evidence 365
  • Conclusion 379
  • XXIV- Points to Remember 381
  • Appendices 385
  • Bibliography 417
  • Table of Statues Cited 449
  • Index 461
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