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The Resource American scripture : making the Declaration of Independence, Pauline Maier

American scripture : making the Declaration of Independence, Pauline Maier

Label
American scripture : making the Declaration of Independence
Title
American scripture
Title remainder
making the Declaration of Independence
Statement of responsibility
Pauline Maier
Title variation
Making the Declaration of Independence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historian Maier shows us the Declaration as both the defining statement of our national identity and the moral standard by which we live as a nation. She describes the transformation of the Second Continental Congress into a national government, unlike anything that preceded or followed it. She lets us hear the voice of the people as revealed in other "declarations" of 1776. Detective-like, she discloses the origins of key ideas and phrases in the Declaration and unravels the complex story of its drafting and of the group-editing job which angered Thomas Jefferson. She also reveals what happened after the signing and celebration: how it was largely forgotten and then revived to buttress political arguments of the nineteenth century; and how Abraham Lincoln ensured its persistence as a living force in American society--From publisher description
Cataloging source
KTU
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1938-2013
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Maier, Pauline
Dewey number
973.313
Index
index present
LC call number
E221
LC item number
.M24 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • United States
  • Political science
  • United States
Label
American scripture : making the Declaration of Independence, Pauline Maier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover ... by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-285) and index
Contents
Introduction: Gathering at the shrine -- Independence: Congress ; Independence? ; Common sense ; A republic? ; Decision -- The "other" declarations of independence: In English ways ; Mobilizing the people ; Declaring independence ; Founding a republic -- Mr. Jefferson and his editors: The drafting committee ; Jefferson's draft : the charges against the King ; Jefferson's draft : a revolutionary manifesto ; Congress's declaration -- American scripture: Spreading the news ; An all-but-forgotten testament ; A partisan document ; Sacred text ; Equality and rights -- Epilogue: Reflecting at the memorials -- Appendix A: State and local declarations of independence, a log : April-July 1776 -- Appendix B: Local resolutions on independence : some examples -- Appendix C: The Declaration of Independence : the Jefferson draft with Congress's editorial changes
Control code
ocm39349540
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xxi, 304 p.
Isbn
9780679779087
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39349540
  • (OCoLC)39349540
Label
American scripture : making the Declaration of Independence, Pauline Maier
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover ... by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-285) and index
Contents
Introduction: Gathering at the shrine -- Independence: Congress ; Independence? ; Common sense ; A republic? ; Decision -- The "other" declarations of independence: In English ways ; Mobilizing the people ; Declaring independence ; Founding a republic -- Mr. Jefferson and his editors: The drafting committee ; Jefferson's draft : the charges against the King ; Jefferson's draft : a revolutionary manifesto ; Congress's declaration -- American scripture: Spreading the news ; An all-but-forgotten testament ; A partisan document ; Sacred text ; Equality and rights -- Epilogue: Reflecting at the memorials -- Appendix A: State and local declarations of independence, a log : April-July 1776 -- Appendix B: Local resolutions on independence : some examples -- Appendix C: The Declaration of Independence : the Jefferson draft with Congress's editorial changes
Control code
ocm39349540
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xxi, 304 p.
Isbn
9780679779087
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39349540
  • (OCoLC)39349540

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