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

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize, Society of yankee Historians

“A journey de strength. . . . nobody has ever written a e-book at the statement relatively like this one.”―Gordon wooden, New York evaluation 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 training the announcement with a shiny evocation of the colonial international among 1774 and 1777, Allen, a political thinker well known for her paintings on justice and citizenship unearths 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 additionally nonetheless can. demanding traditional knowledge, she boldly makes the case that the assertion is a rfile as a lot approximately political equality as approximately person liberty. fantastically illustrated all through, Our announcement is an “uncommonly stylish, incisive, and infrequently poetic primer on America’s cardinal textual content” (David M. Kennedy). 35 illustrations

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