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The Resource By birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority, Holly Brewer

By birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority, Holly Brewer

Label
By birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority
Title
By birth or consent
Title remainder
children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority
Statement of responsibility
Holly Brewer
Title variation
  • Children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority
  • Anglo-American revolution in authority
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In By Birth or Consent, Holly Brewer explores how the changing legal status of children illuminates the struggle over consent and status in England and America. The concept of meaningful consent, as it emerged through religious, political, and legal debates, challenged the older order of birthright and became central to the development of democratic political theory." "As Brewer demonstrates, the legal status of children serves as a clear measure of the changing foundations of political and legal authority from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Age was central to this shift to a consent-based ideology, which specifically excluded children from the practice of consent." "Brewer's analysis reshapes the debate about the origins of modern political ideology and makes connections between Reformation religious debates, Enlightenment philosophy, and democratic political theory."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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1964-
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Brewer, Holly
Dewey number
346.4201/35
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • KD735
  • K639
LC item number
  • .B74 2005
  • .B748 2005x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • Minors
  • Children
  • Capacity and disability
  • Children
  • Children
  • Capacity and disability
  • Social contract
Label
By birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority, Holly Brewer
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • Subjects of citizens? : inherited right versus reason, merit, and virtue
  • ch. 5.
  • "To stop the mouths" of children : reason and the common law
  • ch. 6.
  • Understanding intent : children and the reform of guilt and punishment
  • ch. 7.
  • The emergence of parental custody : children and consent to contracts for land, goods, and labor
  • ch. 8.
  • "Partly by persuasions and partly by threats" : parents, children, and consent to marriage
  • Introduction :
  • The empire of the fathers : from birth to consent of whom?
  • Appendix :
  • Legal treatises used by Americans before the nineteenth century
  • Index
  • Limiting and developing individual consent : children and Anglo-American revolutionary ideology
  • ch. 1.
  • Children, inherited power, and patriarchal ideology
  • ch. 2.
  • "Borne that princes subjects"? or "Christianity is no man's birth right"? : the religious debate over inherited right and consent to membership
  • ch. 3.
  • The dilemmas of government by consent and the problem of children : force, influence, implied consent, and inherited obligation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 390 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469601120
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn607589081
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
By birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority, Holly Brewer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • Subjects of citizens? : inherited right versus reason, merit, and virtue
  • ch. 5.
  • "To stop the mouths" of children : reason and the common law
  • ch. 6.
  • Understanding intent : children and the reform of guilt and punishment
  • ch. 7.
  • The emergence of parental custody : children and consent to contracts for land, goods, and labor
  • ch. 8.
  • "Partly by persuasions and partly by threats" : parents, children, and consent to marriage
  • Introduction :
  • The empire of the fathers : from birth to consent of whom?
  • Appendix :
  • Legal treatises used by Americans before the nineteenth century
  • Index
  • Limiting and developing individual consent : children and Anglo-American revolutionary ideology
  • ch. 1.
  • Children, inherited power, and patriarchal ideology
  • ch. 2.
  • "Borne that princes subjects"? or "Christianity is no man's birth right"? : the religious debate over inherited right and consent to membership
  • ch. 3.
  • The dilemmas of government by consent and the problem of children : force, influence, implied consent, and inherited obligation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 390 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469601120
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn607589081
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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