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

作者: Alexander Tsesis
出版商: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 英語所有版本和格式的總覽
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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  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: History
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Alexander Tsesis
ISBN: 9780195379693 0195379691
OCLC系統控制編碼: 764591412
描述: x, 397 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
内容: 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.
責任: 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.  再讀一些...

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