THE STORY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by Dumas Malone

THE STORY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A distinguished historian pays tribute to our guiding document in a pictorial history that traces the events that built up to its writing, the lives of the signers and the subsequent ""journeys"" before the Declaration came to its final resting place in the Capital. Closely correlated with the many reproductions and photographs, the text is a leisurely yet concise record of the Revolution and its aftermath for the young country. There are the reactions both here and in Britain to the injustices and to the proclamation at Philadelphia and the subsequent biographical sketches of the signers are more than a listing of names and dates in their representation of the cultural background that won independence. A commendable recording forms a small archives in itself.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1954
Publisher: Oxford