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Catholic Canadians and Protestant Pluralism in the Early Republic

Elizabeth Fenton

in Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384093
eISBN:
9780199893584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384093.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Anglo-American reactions the English Parliament’s 1774 passage of the Quebec Act, which legalized the practice of Roman Catholicism in the formerly French colony. Through ... More


“There Are, Thank God, Natural, Inherent and Inseparable Rights as Men …”: The Architecture of American Rights

Peter de Bolla

in The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter traces the history of debate in the colonies during the mid eighteenth century and leading up to the First Continental Congress around the issue of rights. It demonstrates how a new ... More


The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Peter de Bolla

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Architecture of Concepts proposes a radically new way of understanding the history of ideas. Taking as its example human rights, it develops a distinctive kind of conceptual analysis that enables ... More


The American Revolution as a Gift

William B. Warner

in Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061375
eISBN:
9780226061405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061405.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The American Revolution may be considered a kind of trust fund, legacy, or gift. It has never ended, as the methods that were first used to challenge British authority in America continue to be ... More


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