unsecured creditors to recover unpaid debts from the homestead, the
The homestead, therefore, might be seen as introducing a bit of
discouraged from relying on a borrower's homestead equity as
McCarthy, The Massachusetts Homestead Act: Throw Out
See RUFUS WAPLES, A TREATISE ON HOMESTEAD AND EXEMPTION 21
nineteenth century treatises on homestead rights are SEYMOUR D.
THOMPSON, A TREATISE ON HOMESTEAD AND EXEMPTION LAWS (San Francisco
development of the citizen and to patriotism, the homestead is
recognizes a homestead right held pursuant to a contract for deed); see
McKnight, Homestead Law, in HANDBOOK OF TEXAS ONLINE, TEX.
laws of Coahuila" may represent the prototype for homestead laws.
But see Homestead, supra note 29, at 1024 (claiming that "laws
also Brady Cole, The Homestead Provisions in the Texas Constitution, 3
the extent of homestead rights, "The true rule is, Follow the