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For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence

Autore: Alexander Tsesis
Editore: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Alexander Tsesis
ISBN: 9780195379693 0195379691
Numero OCLC: 764591412
Descrizione: x, 397 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Alexander Tsesis.
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For Liberty and Equality shows how the Declaration of Independence actually worked in each era, and why its influence has been crucial to the development of the American nation and way of life.  Per saperne di più…

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