Inventing America

Inventing America

Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

Book - 1979
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Baker & Taylor
An examination of the key American document distinguishes between the Continental Congress's political declaration, Jefferson's philosophical statement, and the symbolic Declaration of twentieth-century interpreters

Blackwell North Amer
From one of America's foremost historians, Inventing America compares Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence with the final, accepted version, thereby challenging many long-cherished assumptions about both the man and the document. Although Jefferson has long been idealized as a champion of individual rights, Wills argues that in fact his vision was one in which interdependence, not self-interest, lay at the foundation of society.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [1979]
ISBN: 9780394727356
Characteristics: xxvi, 398 p
Additional Contributors: United States
Alternative Title: Declaration of Independence


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