The Resource America declares independence, Alan Dershowitz

America declares independence, Alan Dershowitz

Label
America declares independence
Title
America declares independence
Statement of responsibility
Alan Dershowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In America Declares Independence, one of the nation's most distinguished and celebrated attorneys tackles disturbing questions head on. Noting that portions of the Declaration are frequently "wrenched out of context by partisan pleaders to promote parochial causes," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz explores the document's history, theology, and political theory in search of its true and enduring meaning. No stranger to controversy, Dershowitz also assails some of the Declaration's underlying assumptions and questions the conclusions that these assumptions produced." "Drawing on the personal letters and published writings of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and others, Dershowitz demonstrates that the men who wrote and revised the Declaration had no intention of establishing a Christian nation. He reveals that Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration, "rejected all the central tenets of orthodox Christianity" and closely resembled what today's Religious Right would call a "secular humanist."" "In his examinations of the contradictions inherent in the Declaration regarding equality and slavery, Dershowitz points out Jefferson's personal contradictions on the issue. His complex set of conflicting ideas and beliefs is seen as a microcosm of the conflicts over slavery that existed at the time and would eventually lead to the Civil War."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dershowitz, Alan M
Dewey number
973.3/13
Index
index present
LC call number
E221
LC item number
.D47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Turning points
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • United States.
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America declares independence, Alan Dershowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-189) 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
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Who is the God of the Declaration?
  • What are "the laws of nature and nature's God"?
  • How can Jefferson's views of equality and slavery be reconciled?
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix:
  • the Declaration of Independence
Control code
ocm50919884
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780471264828
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002152554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50919884
Label
America declares independence, Alan Dershowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-189) 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
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Who is the God of the Declaration?
  • What are "the laws of nature and nature's God"?
  • How can Jefferson's views of equality and slavery be reconciled?
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix:
  • the Declaration of Independence
Control code
ocm50919884
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780471264828
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002152554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50919884

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