By Birth Or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority

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University of North Carolina Press, Dec 1, 2012 - History - 390 pages
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In England in the middle of the sixteenth century, people were born into authority and responsibility based on their social status. Thus even the children of the elite could designate property or serve in Parliament, while children of the poorer sort migh

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Holly Brewer is associate professor of history and Burke Chair of American History at the University of Maryland.

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