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The consent of the governed : the Lockean legacy in early American culture

Author: Gillian Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The foundations for the United States' independence were laid long before a shot was fired at a redcoat in Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775. The Revolution began quietly in homes and schoolrooms across the colonies in the reading lessons women gave to children. Just as the Protestant revolt originated in a practice of individual reading of the Bible, so the theories of reading developed by John Locke were the means
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Genre/Form: History
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Brown, Gillian, 1952-
Consent of the governed.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606481273
Online version:
Brown, Gillian, 1952-
Consent of the governed.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)607772995
Named Person: John Locke; John Locke; John Locke; John Locke; John Locke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Brown
ISBN: 0674002989 9780674002982
OCLC Number: 44633053
Description: 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Lockean legacy. Introduction : the informed consent of the governed --
1. The child's consent, the child's task --
2. The liberal lessons of the New England Primer --
3. Fables and the forming of Americans --
4. Paine's vindication of the rights of children --
II. Consent and the early American novel. Introduction : the feminization of consent --
5. Coquetry and its consequences --
6. The Quixotic fallacy.
Responsibility: Gillian Brown.

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