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Description - Our Declaration by Danielle Allen

Featured on the front page of the New York Times, Our Declaration is already regarded as a seminal work that reinterprets the promise of American democracy through our founding text. Combining a personal account of teaching the Declaration with a vivid evocation of the colonial world between 1774 and 1777, Allen, a political philosopher renowned for her work on justice and citizenship reveals our nation's founding text to be an animating force that not only changed the world more than two-hundred years ago, but also still can. Challenging conventional wisdom, she boldly makes the case that the Declaration is a document as much about political equality as about individual liberty. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Our Declaration is an "uncommonly elegant, incisive, and often poetic primer on America's cardinal text" (David M. Kennedy).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781631490446
ISBN-10: 1631490443
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen, a professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, is a political philosopher widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America. She lives in Princeton with her husband and two children.

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