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For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence, Alexander Tsesis

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For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence
Title
For liberty and equality
Title remainder
the life and times of the Declaration of Independence
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Tsesis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most influential documents in modern history-the inspiration for what would become the most powerful democracy in the world. Indeed, at every stage of American history, the Declaration has been a touchstone for evaluating the legitimacy of legal, social, and political practices. Not only have civil rights activists drawn inspiration from its proclamation of inalienable rights, but individuals decrying a wide variety ofgovernmental abuses have turned for support to the document's enumeration of British tyranny.In this sweeping synthesis of the Declaration's impact on American life, ranging from 1776 to the present, Alexander Tsesis offers a deeply researched narrative that highlights the manysurprising ways in which this document has influenced American politics, law, and society. The drafting of the Bill of Rights, the Reconstruction Amendments, the New Deal, the Civil Rights movement-all are heavily indebted to the Declaration's principles of representative government. Tsesis demonstrates that from the founding on, the Declaration has played a central role in American political and social advocacy, congressional debates, and presidential decisions. He focuses on how successivegenerations internalized, adapted, and interpreted its meaning, but he also shines a light on the many American failures to live up to the ideals enshrined in the document. Based on extensive research from primary sources such as newspapers, diaries, letters, transcripts ofspeeches, and congressional records, For Liberty and Equality shows how our founding document shaped America through successive eras and why its influence has always been crucial to the nation and our way of life. -- Publisher description
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Tsesis, Alexander
Dewey number
973.3/13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E221
LC item number
.T74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • United States.
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For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence, Alexander Tsesis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Becoming independent -- The nation's infancy -- Youthful republic -- Compromising for the sake of expansion -- Jacksonian era democracy -- Subordination -- The unraveling bonds of union -- Sectional cataclysm -- Reconstruction -- Racial tensions -- Advancing women's causes -- The changing face of labor -- International impact & domestic advance -- The declaration in a New Deal state -- Independence principles in the civil rights era -- Epilogue -- Appendix: The declaration of independence
Control code
ocn764591412
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 397 p.
Isbn
9780195379693
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011048264
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195379693
  • (OCoLC)764591412
Label
For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence, Alexander Tsesis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Becoming independent -- The nation's infancy -- Youthful republic -- Compromising for the sake of expansion -- Jacksonian era democracy -- Subordination -- The unraveling bonds of union -- Sectional cataclysm -- Reconstruction -- Racial tensions -- Advancing women's causes -- The changing face of labor -- International impact & domestic advance -- The declaration in a New Deal state -- Independence principles in the civil rights era -- Epilogue -- Appendix: The declaration of independence
Control code
ocn764591412
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 397 p.
Isbn
9780195379693
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011048264
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195379693
  • (OCoLC)764591412

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