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The Resource Our Declaration : a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality, Danielle Allen

Our Declaration : a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality, Danielle Allen

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Our Declaration : a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality
Title
Our Declaration
Title remainder
a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Allen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores three major themes of the Declaration, equality, liberty, and the abiding power of language, while discussing the challenges of writing a document designed to forge a social contract that reflected the desires of the population
Tone
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10316921
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1971-
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Allen, Danielle S.
Dewey number
973.313
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Equality
Target audience
adult
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a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality
Label
Our Declaration : a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality, Danielle Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Origins -- 1. Night teaching -- 2. Patrimony -- 3. Loving democracy -- 4. Animating the Declaration -- Part II. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? -- 5. The writer -- 6. The politicos -- 7. The committee -- 8. The editors -- 9. The people -- Part III. The art of democratic writing -- 10. On memos -- 11. On moral sense -- 12. On doing things wtih words -- 13. On words and power -- Part IV. Reading the course of events -- 14. When in the course of human events... -- 15. Just another word for river -- 16. One people -- 17. We are your equals -- 18. An echo -- Part V. Facing necessity -- 19. ...it becomes necessity... -- 20. The laws of nature -- 21. And nature's god -- 22. Kinds of necessity -- Part VI. Matters of principle -- 23. We hold these truths... -- 24. Sounds bites -- 25. Sticks and stones -- 26. Self-interest? -- 27. Self-evidence -- 28. Magic tricks -- 29. The creator -- 30. Creation -- 31. Beautiful optimism -- Part VII. Matters of fact -- 32. Prudence... 33. Dreary pessimism -- 34. Life's turning points -- 35. Tyranny -- 36. Facts? -- 37. Life histories -- 38. Plagues -- 39. Portrait of a tyrant -- 40. The thirteenth way of looking at a tyrant -- 41. The use and abuse of history -- 42. Dashboards -- 43. On potlucks -- 44. If actions speak louder than words... -- 45. Responsiveness -- Part VIII. Drawing conclusions -- 46. We must, therefore, acquiesce... -- 47. Friends, enemies, and blood relations -- 48. On oath -- 49. Real equality -- 50. What's in a name? -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Resources -- Acknowledgments -- Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
ocn891672028
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781631490446
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891672028
Label
Our Declaration : a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality, Danielle Allen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Origins -- 1. Night teaching -- 2. Patrimony -- 3. Loving democracy -- 4. Animating the Declaration -- Part II. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? -- 5. The writer -- 6. The politicos -- 7. The committee -- 8. The editors -- 9. The people -- Part III. The art of democratic writing -- 10. On memos -- 11. On moral sense -- 12. On doing things wtih words -- 13. On words and power -- Part IV. Reading the course of events -- 14. When in the course of human events... -- 15. Just another word for river -- 16. One people -- 17. We are your equals -- 18. An echo -- Part V. Facing necessity -- 19. ...it becomes necessity... -- 20. The laws of nature -- 21. And nature's god -- 22. Kinds of necessity -- Part VI. Matters of principle -- 23. We hold these truths... -- 24. Sounds bites -- 25. Sticks and stones -- 26. Self-interest? -- 27. Self-evidence -- 28. Magic tricks -- 29. The creator -- 30. Creation -- 31. Beautiful optimism -- Part VII. Matters of fact -- 32. Prudence... 33. Dreary pessimism -- 34. Life's turning points -- 35. Tyranny -- 36. Facts? -- 37. Life histories -- 38. Plagues -- 39. Portrait of a tyrant -- 40. The thirteenth way of looking at a tyrant -- 41. The use and abuse of history -- 42. Dashboards -- 43. On potlucks -- 44. If actions speak louder than words... -- 45. Responsiveness -- Part VIII. Drawing conclusions -- 46. We must, therefore, acquiesce... -- 47. Friends, enemies, and blood relations -- 48. On oath -- 49. Real equality -- 50. What's in a name? -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Resources -- Acknowledgments -- Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
ocn891672028
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781631490446
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891672028

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