The Declaration of Independence: America's First Founding Document in U.S. History and Culture

The Declaration of Independence: America's First Founding Document in U.S. History and Culture

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863035

Category: History

Page: 437

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This A-to-Z encyclopedia surveys the history, meaning, and enduring impact of the Declaration of Independence by explaining its contents and concepts, profiling the Founding Fathers, and detailing depictions of the Declaration in art, music, and literature. • Contains more than 200 encyclopedia entries pertaining to the Declaration of Independence • Provides cross references and resources for further study in each entry • Includes the full text of the Declaration of Independence • Helps readers to comprehend the historical significance of the document in a chronology of events
Law and People in Colonial America
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Peter Charles Hoffer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-05 - Publisher: JHU Press

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A Distant Heritage
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Larry Eldridge
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-07-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

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The Law's Conscience
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Peter Charles Hoffer
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-11-09 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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New York in the Age of the Constitution, 1775-1800
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: Paul A. Gilje (ed), William Pencak
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

The seven essays in this collection, originally presented at a New-York Historical Society Conference, examine ways in which the epic political events associated with the founding of the United States affected the lives of New Yorkers.
American Political Trials
Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: Michal R. Belknap
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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