By Vicki Hsueh
Hsueh strains the old improvement and theoretical implications of proprietary constitutionalism through studying the founding of the colonies of Maryland, Carolina, and Pennsylvania. She presents shut readings of colonial proclamations, govt orders, and meeting statutes, in addition to the constitution granting Cecilius Calvert the colony of Maryland in 1632; the elemental Constitutions of Carolina, followed in 1669; and the treaties brokered via William Penn and diverse Lenni Lenape and Susquehannock tribes throughout the 1680s and 1690s. those founding records have been formed through ambition, contingency, and constrained assets; they mirrored an ambiguous and unwieldy colonialism instead of a functional, uniform march to modernity. Hsueh concludes by way of reflecting on hybridity as a rubric for interpreting the old origins of colonialism and reconsidering modern indigenous claims in former settler colonies comparable to Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
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Hybrid Constitutions: Challenging Legacies of Law, Privilege, and Culture in Colonial America by Vicki Hsueh