Uncommon Law, Ancient Roads, and Other Ruminations on Vermont Legal History

Uncommon Law book coverDuring the early years, Vermonters had to chart their own course in matters of law. The 25 essays collected in this book examine the foundations of legal thought in Vermont—historical issues ranging from log drives to the keeping of sheep to blue laws, the state's legal luminaries, and contemporary issues including ancient roads and Act 250. Vermont attorney Paul S. Gillies has captured them all in this fascinating book.

Paperback, 2014. $24.95. Hard cover, 2013. $34.95.

Purchase the book online, at our museum stores in Montpelier or Barre, or at select booksellers in Vermont.

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