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Declaring independence : the origin and influence of America's founding document : featuring the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection

Author: David G McCulloughPauline MaierRobert G ParkinsonRobert M S McDonaldDavid ArmitageAll authors
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. : University of Virginia Library, 2008
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"This volume asks us to reread and rethink our founding document. The Declaration of Independence as we now understand it - the stirring passages that define our democratic creed - is not the Declaration that Thomas Jefferson and his congressional colleagues drafted, nor the document that inspired or provoked contemporaneous readers and listeners at home and abroad."
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Albert H Small
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough; Pauline Maier; Robert G Parkinson; Robert M S McDonald; David Armitage; Sandra Day O'Connor; Christian Yves Dupont; Peter S Onuf; Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection (University of Virginia); University of Virginia. Library.
ISBN: 9780979999703 0979999707
OCLC Number: 213412807
Notes: "Designed by Gibson Design Associates" -- T.p. verso.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Catalogue and essays focusing on the role of the Declaration of Independence in American history, featuring selections from the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection at the University of Virginia.
Preface / David McCullough -- Introduction / Peter S. Onuf -- The road to independence: a timeline -- THE ESSAYS : -- Who really wrote the Declaration of Independence? / Pauline Maier -- Twenty-seven reasons for independence / Robert G. Parkinson -- Thomas Jefferson's strange career as author of independence / Robert M.S. McDonald -- The Declaration of Independence in world history / David Armitage -- SIGNERS' GALLERY -- DOCUMENT GALLERY -- The Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection / Christian Y. Dupont -- Epilogue / Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Description: xiii, [5], 86 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map, facsims. ; 34 cm.
Contents: Preface / David McCullough --
Introduction / Peter S. Onuf --
The road to independence: a timeline --
The essays: Who really wrote the Declaration of Independence? / Pauline Maier. Twenty-seven reasons for independence / Robert G. Parkinson. Thomas Jefferson's strange career as author of independence / Robert M.S. McDonald. The Declaration of Independence in world history / David Armitage --
Signers' gallery --
Document gallery --
The Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection / Christian Y. Dupont --
About the authors --
Photograph and illustration credits --
Epilogue / Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Other Titles: Origin and influence of America's founding document
Responsibility: Christian Y. Dupont and Peter S. Onuf, editors.
Local System Bib Number:
153649

Abstract:

"This volume asks us to reread and rethink our founding document. The Declaration of Independence as we now understand it - the stirring passages that define our democratic creed - is not the Declaration that Thomas Jefferson and his congressional colleagues drafted, nor the document that inspired or provoked contemporaneous readers and listeners at home and abroad."

"Essays by four of the Declaration's leading students make the historic text come alive, enabling us to hear what it had to say in its own time and what it might have to say to us today. Copiously illustrated with selections from the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection at the University of Virginia and complemented by biographical sketches of the Declaration signers, this volume offers a rich resource for discovering the origin and influence of America's founding document."--BOOK JACKET.

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