John Locke, Carolina, and the Two Treatises of Government

@article{Armitage2004JohnLC,
  title={John Locke, Carolina, and the Two Treatises of Government},
  author={David Armitage},
  journal={Political Theory},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={602 - 627}
}
  • D. Armitage
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • History
  • Political Theory
Recent scholarship on John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government has drawn particular attention to the colonial antecedents and applications of the theory of appropriation in chapter V of theSecond Treatise. This attention has coincided with a more general interest among political theorists in the historical and theoretical relationship between liberalism and colonialism. This essay reviews the surviving evidence for Locke’s knowledge of the Carolina colony and argues that it was both more… 

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