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Author: Joseph J Ellis; Dumas Malone; Carl L Becker; Garry Wills; Pauline Maier
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©1999.
Series: Historians at work.
Edition/Format:   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; Dumas Malone; Carl L Becker; Garry Wills; Pauline Maier
ISBN: 0312190638 9780312190637
OCLC Number: 42191925
Notes: Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies sponsored research
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
Reader for students from a series entitled "Historians at Work." Contains selections from the work of Dumas Malone, Carl Becker, Garry Wills, Ellis, and Pauline Maier, with an introduction and supporting material by the editor. A useful classroom tool, but the materials lose some effect without their original context. -- Frank Shuffelton.
pt. 1. The Declaration of Independence. Jefferson's draft with revisions -- pt. 2. Introduction : The enduring influence of the Declaration -- pt. 3. Some current questions : 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: texts and contexts / Joseph J. Ellis -- 5. How much did the Continental Congress shape the Declaration? Mr. Jefferson and his editors / Pauline Maier.
Shuffelton Bibliography : Suppl. (1999)
Description: xii, 110 p. : ill. ; 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.
Local System Bib Number:
5728
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'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 Read more...

 
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