Table of contents for By birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority / Holly Brewer.

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Acknowledgments 000
List of Illustrations 000
Introduction: Limiting and Developing Individual Consent: Children and Anglo-American
Revolutionary Ideology 000
Chapter 1: Children, Inherited Power, and Patriarchal Ideology 000
Chapter 2: <"Borne That Princes Subjects"? or <"Christianity Is No Man's Birth
Right"?: The Religious Debate over Inherited Right and Consent to Membership
Chapter 3: The Dilemmas of Government by Consent and the Problem of Children: Force,
Influence, Implied Consent, and Inherited Obligation 000
Chapter 4: Subjects or Citizens? Inherited Right versus Reason, Merit, and Virtue
Chapter 5: <"To Stop the Mouths" of Children: Reason and the Common Law 000
Chapter 6: Understanding Intent: Children and the Reform of Guilt and Punishment 
Chapter 7: The Emergence of Parental Custody: Children and Consent to Contracts for
Land, Goods, and Labor 000
Chapter 8: <"Partly by Persuasions and Partly by Threats": Parents, Children, and
Consent to Marriage 000
The Empire of the Fathers: From Birth to the Consent of Whom? 000
Appendix: Legal Treatises Used by Americans before the Nineteenth Century 000
Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Minors -- England -- History.
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- England -- History.
Capacity (Law) -- England -- History.
Consent (Law) -- England -- History.
Children -- England -- Social conditions.