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The Consent of the Governed

The Lockean Legacy in Early American Culture

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$89.00 • £71.95 • €80.00

ISBN 9780674002982

Publication Date: 01/15/2001


245 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • 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

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