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

Author: Gillian Brown
Publisher: Cambridge (Mass.) ; London : Harvard University Press, 2001.
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What made the United States what it is began long before a shot was fired at a redcoat in Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775. The theories of reading developed by John Locke were the means by which a  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Brown
ISBN: 0674002989 9780674002982
OCLC Number: 849066642
Awards: Nominated for Christian Gauss Award 2001
Nominated for Albert J. Beveridge Award 2001
Nominated for OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award 2002
Nominated for Merle Curti Award in American Intellectual History 2002
Nominated for Ellis W. Hawley Prize 2002
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2002
Nominated for John G. Cawelti Award 2002
Nominated for Francis Parkman Prize 2002
Description: 237 p. ; 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 Epilogue Notes Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Gillian Brown.


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