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Author Armitage, David, 1965-

Title The Declaration of Independence : a global history / David Armitage
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 300 pages)
Contents Introduction -- The world in the Declaration of independence -- The Declaration of independence in the world -- A world of declarations -- Conclusion -- Declarations of independence, 1776-1993 -- Thomas Jefferson's "original rough draft" of the Declaration of independence -- In Congress, July 4, 1776 : A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled -- Short review of the Declaration (1776) / Jeremy Bentham -- Manifesto of the Province of Flanders [extracts] (January 4, 1790) -- The Haitian Declaration of independence (January 1, 1804) -- The Venezuelan Declaration of independence (July 5, 1811) -- Declaration of the independence of New Zealand (October 28, 1835) -- The Unanimous declaration of independence made by the delegates of the people of Texas (March 2, 1836) -- A Declaration of independence by the representatives of the people of the Commonwealth of Liberia (July 16, 1847) -- Declaration of independence of the Czechoslovak Nation (October 18, 1918) -- Declaration of independence of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam (September 2, 1945) -- Declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel (May 14, 1948) -- The Unilateral declaration of independence (Southern Rhodesia) (November 11, 1965)
Summary "In 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"--Publisher website (July 2007)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-286) and index
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Subject United States. Declaration of Independence -- Influence.
United States. Declaration of Independence.
National liberation movements -- History -- Sources.
Natural law -- History.
Natural law -- Philosophy.
Political science -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674020278 (electronic bk.)
9780674020276 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)