For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence / Alexander Tsesis.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: The Declaration of Independence is one of the most influential documents in modern history-the inspiration for what would become the most powerful democracy in the world. Indeed, at every stage of American history, the Declaration has been a touchstone for evaluating the legitimacy of legal, social, and political practices. Not only have civil rights activists drawn inspiration from its proclamation of inalienable rights, but individuals decrying a wide variety ofgovernmental abuses have turned for support to the document's enumeration of British tyranny.In this sweeping synthesis of the Declaration's impact on American life, ranging from 1776 to the present, Alexander Tsesis offers a deeply researched narrative that highlights the manysurprising ways in which this document has influenced American politics, law, and society. The drafting of the Bill of Rights, the Reconstruction Amendments, the New Deal, the Civil Rights movement-all are heavily indebted to the Declaration's principles of representative government. Tsesis demonstrates that from the founding on, the Declaration has played a central role in American political and social advocacy, congressional debates, and presidential decisions. He focuses on how successivegenerations internalized, adapted, and interpreted its meaning, but he also shines a light on the many American failures to live up to the ideals enshrined in the document. Based on extensive research from primary sources such as newspapers, diaries, letters, transcripts ofspeeches, and congressional records, For Liberty and Equality shows how our founding document shaped America through successive eras and why its influence has always been crucial to the nation and our way of life. -- Publisher description
    • Content Notes:
      Becoming independent -- The nation's infancy -- Youthful republic -- Compromising for the sake of expansion -- Jacksonian era democracy -- Subordination -- The unraveling bonds of union -- Sectional cataclysm -- Reconstruction -- Racial tensions -- Advancing women's causes -- The changing face of labor -- International impact & domestic advance -- The declaration in a New Deal state -- Independence principles in the civil rights era -- Epilogue -- Appendix: The declaration of independence.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780195379693 (hbk. : alk. paper)
      0195379691 (hbk. : alk. paper)
    • Accession Number:
      2011048264
    • Accession Number:
      764591412
      ocn764591412
    • Accession Number:
      mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.43215
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TSESIS, A. For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence. [s. l.]: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 9780195379693. Disponível em: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.43215. Acesso em: 10 ago. 2022.
    • AMA 11th Edition:
      Tsesis A. For Liberty and Equality : The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence. Oxford University Press; 2012. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.43215
    • APA 7th Edition:
      Tsesis, A. (2012). For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence. Oxford University Press.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Tsesis, Alexander. 2012. For Liberty and Equality : The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence. Oxford University Press. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.43215.
    • Harvard:
      Tsesis, A. (2012) For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence. Oxford University Press. Available at: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.43215 (Accessed: 10 August 2022).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Tsesis, A 2012, For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence, Oxford University Press, viewed 10 August 2022, .
    • MLA 9th Edition:
      Tsesis, Alexander. For Liberty and Equality : The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence. Oxford University Press, 2012. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.43215.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Tsesis, Alexander. For Liberty and Equality : The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence. Oxford University Press, 2012. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.43215.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Tsesis A. For liberty and equality : the life and times of the Declaration of Independence [Internet]. Oxford University Press; 2012 [cited 2022 Aug 10]. Available from: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.43215