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Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War.

Author: Richard D Brown
Publisher: New Haven Yale University Press [2017] © 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How did Americans in the generations following the Declaration of Independence translate its lofty ideals into practice? In this broadly synthetic work, distinguished historian Richard Brown shows that despite its founding statement that "all men are created equal," the early Republic struggled with every form of social inequality. While people paid homage to the ideal of equal rights, this ideal came up against  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Brown
ISBN: 9780300197112 030019711X
OCLC Number: 992513471
Description: x, 387 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm

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From a distinguished historian, a detailed and compelling examination of how the early Republic struggled with the idea that "all men are created equal"  Read more...

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Self- Evident Truths is the winner of the 2018 New England Historical Association (NEHA) book awardFinalist for the Sally and Morris Lasky Prize, established by the Center for Political History at Read more...

 
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