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Our Declaration : a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality

Author: Danielle S Allen
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Allen makes the case that we cannot have freedom as individuals without equality among us as a people. Evoking the colonial world between 1774 and 1777, Allen describes the challenges faced by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston--the "Committee of Five" who had to write a document that reflected the aspirations of a restive population and forge an unprecedented  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle S Allen
ISBN: 9780871406903 087140690X 9781631490446 1631490443
OCLC Number: 876140489
Description: 315 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Origins --
Night teaching --
Patrimony --
Loving democracy --
Animating the Declaration --
Part II. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? --
The writer --
The politicos --
The Committee --
The editors --
The people --
Part III. The art of democratic writing --
On memos --
On moral sense --
On doing things with words --
On words and power --
Part IV. Reading the course of events --
When in the course of human events ... --
Just another word for river --
One people --
We are your equals --
An echo --
Part V. Facing necessity --
... it becomes necessary ... --
The laws of nature --
And nature's god --
Kinds of necessity --
Part VI. Matters of principle --
We hold these truths ... --
Sound bites --
Sticks and stones --
Self-interest? --
Self-evidence --
Magic tricks --
The creator --
Creation --
Beautiful optimism --
Part VII. Matters of fact --
Prudence ... --
Dreary pessimism --
Life's turning points --
Tyranny --
Facts? --
Life histories --
Plagues --
Portrait of a tyrant --
The thirteenth way of looking at a tyrant --
The use and abuse of history --
Dashboards --
On potlucks --
If actions speak louder than words ... --
Responsiveness --
Part VIII. Drawing conclusions --
We must, therefore, acquiesce ... --
Friends, enemies, and blood relations --
On oath --
Real equality --
What's in a name?
Responsibility: Danielle Allen.

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Allen makes the case that we cannot have freedom as individuals without equality among us as a people. Evoking the colonial world between 1774 and 1777, Allen describes the challenges faced by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston--the "Committee of Five" who had to write a document that reflected the aspirations of a restive population and forge an unprecedented social contract. Although the focus is usually on Jefferson, Allen restores credit not only to John Adams and Richard Henry Lee but also to clerk Timothy Matlack and printer Mary Katherine Goddard. Allen also restores the text of the Declaration itself. Its list of self-evident truths does not end with our individual right to the "pursuit of happiness" but with the collective right of the people to reform government so that it will "effect their Safety and Happiness." The sentence laying out the self-evident truths leads us from the individual to the community--from our individual rights to what we can achieve only together, as a community constituted by bonds of equality.

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