Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality


Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize, Society of yank Historians

“A travel de strength. . . . not anyone has ever written a e-book at the statement really like this one.”―Gordon wooden, New York assessment of Books

Featured at the entrance web page of the New York Times, Our Declaration is already considered as a seminal paintings that reinterprets the promise of yank democracy via our founding textual content. Combining a private account of educating the announcement with a shiny evocation of the colonial global among 1774 and 1777, Allen, a political thinker popular for her paintings on justice and citizenship finds our nation’s founding textual content to be an animating strength that not just replaced the area greater than two-hundred years in the past, but in addition nonetheless can. tough traditional knowledge, she boldly makes the case that the announcement is a rfile as a lot approximately political equality as approximately person liberty. superbly illustrated all through, Our announcement is an “uncommonly based, incisive, and infrequently poetic primer on America’s cardinal textual content” (David M. Kennedy). 35 illustrations

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