Boston University School of Law
One of the earliest international arbitrations in the Americas arose from rival claims to hayfields contested between two groups of religious dissidents. The dispute resolution process which unfolded in 1640 between the Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies takes special significance as an epochal step toward the robust cross-border cooperation that ultimately united thirteen disparate colonies into a single nation.
The Cohasset Marshlands Dispute: International Arbitration in Colonial New England,
Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper
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