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What did the Declaration declare?

Author: Joseph J Ellis
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©1999.
Series: Historians at work.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An enduring mythology has grown up around the Declaration of Independence. Generations of Americans believe that Jefferson wrote it in his Philadelphia study, influenced only by the stirring of great  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph J Ellis
ISBN: 0312190638 9780312190637
OCLC Number: 42191925
Description: xii, 110 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Declaration of Independence, Jefferson's draft with revisions --
The enduring influence of the Declaration --
What was Jefferson's role in the drafting of the Declaration? : Herald of freedom: 1776 / Dumas Malone --
Is the philosophy of the Declaration Lockean? : The natural rights philosophy / Carl Becker --
Or was Jefferson more influenced by Scottish thinkers? : Jefferson and the Scottish enlightenment / Garry Wills --
What was the cast of Jefferson's mind? : The Spring of '76 / Joseph J. Ellis --
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.
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