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American scripture : making the Declaration of Independence / Pauline Maier.

Author/Creator:
Maier, Pauline, 1938-
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 304 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
United States. Declaration of Independence.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
Contents:
Introduction: Gathering at the Shrine
Ch. I. Independence. 1. Congress. 2. Independence? 3. Common Sense. 4. A Republic? 5. Decision
Ch. II. The "Other" Declarations of Independence. 1. In English Ways. 2. Mobilizing the People. 3. Declaring Independence. 4. Founding a Republic
Ch. III. Mr. Jefferson and His Editors. 1. The Drafting Committee. 2. Jefferson's Draft: The Charges Against the King. 3. Jefferson's Draft: A Revolutionary Manifesto. 4. Congress's Declaration
Ch. IV. American Scripture. 1. Spreading the News. 2. An All-But-Forgotten Testament. 3. A Partisan Document. 4. Sacred Text. 5. Equality and Rights
Epilogue: Reflecting at the Memorials
App. A. State and Local Declarations of Independence, A Log: April-July 1776
App. B. Local Resolutions on Independence: Some Examples
App. C. The Declaration of Independence: The Jefferson Draft with Congress's Editorial Changes.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0679454926
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