Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
  1. $13.27 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.50
List price: $16.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton US History- Documents

This title in other editions

American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence

by

American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"The definitive statement of the Declaration of Independence as the embodiment of the American mind and historical experience". — The New York Times Book Review

In a pathbreaking work that revolutionizes our understanding of the Declaration of Independence, Pauline Maier strips away the accumulated misconceptions and misplaced reverence that have long surrounded this epoch-making document.

Drawing upon dozens of other "declarations of independence" written to protest the repression of the colonies by King George III, as well as carefully analyzing the drafts of the Declaration eventually signed on July 4, 1776, Maier reveals the extent to which Thomas Jefferson's words and ideas were indebted to popular political beliefs. She also sheds new light on Abraham Lincoln's role, in his Gettysburg Address, in making the Declaration the sacred scripture of American freedom and equality. This is cultural history at its best — a work that irrevocably changes our perspective on how America came to be.

"Splendid. Maier skillfully traces the progress of the Declaration from political event to sacred text". — Washington Post

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-285) and index.

About the Author

Pauline Maier was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She received her B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1960, was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics in 1960-61, and took her Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1968.  She has taught at Harvard, the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of Wisconsin, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she has been William R. Kenan, Junior, Professor of American History since 1990.  She is the author of From Resistance to Revolution, The Old Revolutionaries, and The American People: A History, a single-authored text for junior high school, as well as numerous other articles and reviews.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679779087
Author:
Maier, Pauline
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Subject:
history;american revolution;american history;declaration of independence;politics;18th century;thomas jefferson;revolutionary war;non-fiction;revolution;us;american;america;us history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .7 in .55 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  2. A History of the American People Used Trade Paper $9.95
  3. The Shoemaker and the Tea Party:... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  4. The American Revolution Used Mass Market $5.95
  5. The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89... Used Trade Paper $7.50
  6. Ideological Origins of the American... Used Trade Paper $10.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » US History » Documents
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » US History » Revolution and Constitution Era

American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.50 In Stock
Product details 336 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679779087 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.