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Our Declaration : a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality /

Allen makes the case that we cannot have freedom as individuals without equality among us as a people. Evoking the colonial world between 1774 and 1777, Allen describes the challenges faced by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston--the "Committee of... Full description

Main Author: Allen, Danielle S., 1971-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2014
Edition: First edition.
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Contents: Night teaching -- Patrimony -- Loving democracy -- Animating the Declaration -- The writer -- The politicos -- The Committee -- The editors -- The people -- On memos -- On moral sense -- On doing things with words -- On words and power -- When in the course of human events -- Just another word for river -- One people -- We are your equals -- An echo -- It becomes necessary -- The laws of nature -- And nature's god -- Kinds of necessity -- We hold these truths -- Sound bites -- Sticks and stones -- Self-interest? -- Self-evidence -- Magic tricks -- The creator -- Creation -- Beautiful optimism -- Prudence -- Dreary pessimism -- Life's turning points -- Tyranny -- Facts? -- Life histories -- Plagues -- Portrait of a tyrant -- The thirteenth way of looking at a tyrant -- The use and abuse of history -- Dashboards -- On potlucks -- If actions speak louder than words -- Responsiveness -- We must, therefore, acquiesce -- Friends, enemies, and blood relations -- On oath -- Real equality -- What's in a name?
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Ripon Adult New Nonfiction 973.313 Allen Available
Campbellsport Adult New Nonfiction--Local Hold HIS 036030 Available