Abstract: Discusses the foundational documents of the Constitution.
Keywords: book review, constitution, history, United States, Declaration of Independence, politics, government, 1775-1783..
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Title: American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence
Author: Pauline Maier
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Date Published: June 1997
ISBN: 0679779086
LOCN: E221.M24 1997
Dewey: 973.3/13 21
Pages: 304
Footnotes: 406
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Introduction: Gathering at the Shrine

Chapter 1: Independence

Chapter 2: The "Other" Declarations of Independence

Chapter 3: Mr. Jefferson and His Editors

Chapter 4: American Scripture

Appendix A: State and Local Declarations of Independence, A Log: April-July 1776

Appendix B: Local Resolutions on Independence: Some Examples

Appendix C: The Declaration of Independence: The Jefferson Draft with Congress's Editorial Changes


Author:        Maier, Pauline, 1938-
Title:         American scripture : making the Declaration of
                  Independence / Pauline Maier.
Edition:       1st ed.
Published:     New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House,
                  Inc., 1997.
Description:   xxi, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   E221.M24 1997
Dewey No.:     973.3/13 21
ISBN:          0679454926
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p.
                  [243]-285) and index.
Subjects:      United States. Declaration of Independence.
               United States -- Politics and government --
Control No.:   97002769 


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