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The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context
American State Papers, Petitions, Proclamations, and Letters of the Delegates to the First National Congresses

Compiled, Edited, and Introduced by Barry Alan Shain

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.


2014   784 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300158748  $125.00 tx

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Selected Writings of Thomas Paine
 



Surge
My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War
 



Those Who Hold Bastogne
The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge
 



George Whitefield
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Navigating the West
George Caleb Bingham and the River
 



The Bet
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Founders as Fathers
The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries
 



The Men Who Lost America
British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire
 



The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 41
Volume 41: September 16, 1783, through February 29, 1784
 



"A Rich Spot of Earth"
Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
 



The Snail Darter and the Dam
How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River
 



Who Speaks for the Negro?
 



Robert Morris's Folly
The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder
 



Emerson's Protégés
Mentoring and Marketing Transcendentalism's Future
 



For a Love of His People
The Photography of Horace Poolaw
 



Gathering Together
The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600–1870
 



A Mere Machine
The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy
 



Originalism, Federalism, and the American Constitutional Enterprise
A Historical Inquiry
 



The Citizen's Share
Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century
 



Friend of the Court
On the Front Lines with the First Amendment
 

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