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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joseph J Ellis
|Description:||xii, 110 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Pt. 1. The Declaration of Independence. Jefferson's draft with revisions --
Pt. 2. The enduring influence of the Declaration --
Pt. 3. (1) What was Jefferson's role in the drafting of the Declaration? Herald of freedom: 1776 / Dumas Malone. (2) Is the philosophy of the Declaration Lockean? The natural rights philosophy / Carl Becker. (3) Or was Jefferson more influenced by Scottish thinkers? Jefferson and the Scottish enlightenment / Garry Wills. (4) What was the cast of Jefferson's mind? The Spring of '76 / Joseph J. Ellis. (5) How much did the Continental Congress shape the Declaration? Mr. Jefferson and his editors / Pauline Maier.
|Series Title:||Historians at work.|
|Responsibility:||readings selected and introduced by Joseph J. Ellis.|
'Few historians are more adept at presenting complex ideas clearly and concisely than Joseph Ellis. His brief introduction compresses a great deal of information and analysis into a few pages. Ellis
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- United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
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- Declaration of Independence (United States)
- Politics and government
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