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The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context: American State Papers, Petitions, Proclamations, & Letters of the Delegates to the First Nation

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Political science professor Barry Shain has collected 174 letters, papers, petitions, and proclamations from the years directly preceding the creation of the Declaration of Independence that challenge many of the dominant narratives that shape contemporary understanding of this all-important document. Rather than arising from strong philosophical convictions and a clearly perceived vision of the future, the Declaration, as these writings demonstrate, was more the result of chance occurrences and practical considerations, and reflective of a society less rebellion-minded and far more monarchically inclined than most Americans today have been taught to believe.

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Barry Alan Shain is professor of political science and chair of the department at Colgate University.

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ISBN:
9780300158748
Author:
Shain, Barry Alan
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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