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The declaration of independence : a global history

Author: David Armitage
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008. 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University paperback editionView all editions and formats

Not only did the Declaration announce the entry of the United States onto the world stage, it became the model for other countries to follow. This unique global perspective demonstrates the singular  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Armitage
ISBN: 9780674022829 0674022823 9780674030329 067403032X
OCLC Number: 1044282632
Awards: Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2007
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2007
Description: vi, 300 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The world in the Declaration of independence --
The Declaration of independence in the world --
A world of declarations --
Conclusion --
Declarations of independence, 1776-1993 --
Thomas Jefferson's "original rough draft" of the Declaration of independence --
In Congress, July 4, 1776 : A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled --
Short review of the Declaration (1776) / Jeremy Bentham --
Manifesto of the Province of Flanders [extracts] (January 4, 1790) --
The Haitian Declaration of independence (January 1, 1804) --
The Venezuelan Declaration of independence (July 5, 1811) --
Declaration of the independence of New Zealand (October 28, 1835) --
The Unanimous declaration of independence made by the delegates of the people of Texas (March 2, 1836) --
A Declaration of independence by the representatives of the people of the Commonwealth of Liberia (July 16, 1847) --
Declaration of independence of the Czechoslovak Nation (October 18, 1918) --
Declaration of independence of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam (September 2, 1945) --
Declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel (May 14, 1948) --
The Unilateral declaration of independence (Southern Rhodesia) (November 11, 1965).
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In this brilliant work, Armitage not only illuminates the American founding but offers a provocative perspective on the modern world as a whole. There is nothing on the American Declaration that Read more...

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