Robert Deal ’85 MA (Hist) releases new book “The Law of the Whale Hunt: Dispute Resolution, Property Law, and American Whalers, 1780-1880”

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Dr. Robert Deal recently published his book, The Law of the Whale Hunt: Dispute Resolution, Property Law, and American Whalers, 1780-1880. In the book, Deal offers a historically rich account of how whalers settled disputes in the absence of formal legal institutions and the subsequent formation of property law regulating the American whaling industry. Deal is an associate professor of American history and director of graduate studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He specializes in legal and environmental history. More details about the book can be found here: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/early-republic-and-antebellum-history/law-whale-hunt-dispute-resolution-property-law-and-american-whalers-17801880?format=HB

 

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