The Declaration of Independence
A Global History
By (author) Professor David Armitage
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Declaration of Independence by Professor David Armitage
Book DescriptionIn a stunningly original look at the American Declaration of Independence, David Armitage reveals the document in a new light: through the eyes of the rest of the world. Not only did the Declaration announce the entry of the United States onto the world stage, it became the model for other countries to follow.Armitage examines the Declaration as a political, legal, and intellectual document, and is the first to treat it entirely within a broad international framework. He shows how the Declaration arose within a global moment in the late eighteenth century similar to our own. He uses over one hundred declarations of independence written since 1776 to show the influence and role the U.S. Declaration has played in creating a world of states out of a world of empires. He discusses why the framers' language of natural rights did not resonate in Britain, how the document was interpreted in the rest of the world, whether the Declaration established a new nation or a collection of states, and where and how the Declaration has had an overt influence on independence movements--from Haiti to Vietnam, and from Venezuela to Rhodesia.Included is the text of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and sample declarations from around the world. An eye-opening list of declarations of independence since 1776 is compiled here for the first time. This unique global perspective demonstrates the singular role of the United States document as a founding statement of our modern world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674030329
(178mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Age of Revolutions in Global Context, C. 1760-1840, Paperback (December 2009)» View all books by Professor David Armitage
Distinguished historians provide uniquely broad coverage of the dynamics of global and regional change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sheds new light on the American, French and Haitian revolutions, alongside ground-breaking treatments of Africa's place in world history and Asia's age of revolutions.
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Author Biography - Professor David Armitage
David Armitage is Professor of History at Harvard University.
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