The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History 1775-1865 (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Grafton, John [editor]

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New paperback print book copy of The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History 1775-1865. Edited by John Grafton. Dover Thrift Edition. Original Dover (2000) selection of 14 documents reprinted unabridged from standard texts. Introduction. Notes. viii,104 pages, 5-3/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 21 cm. List price of this printing 2.00. Current list price 3.00. Contents: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech by Patrick Henry, First and Second Inaugural Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and Gettysburg Address (Abraham Lincoln), Declaration of Independence, Rationale for Rejecting Allegiance to the Government of King George III by Thomas Jefferson, Monroe Doctrine, Constitution of the United States of America, The Federalist, Number 10 (James Madison), First Inaugural Address and Farewell Address by George Washington, First Inaugural Address (Thomas Jefferson), Prospectus for The Liberator (William Lloyd Garrison), Veto of the Bank Bill (Andrew Jackson). Preceding each text is an introductory note.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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The great documents in this important collection helped form the foundation of American democratic government. Compelling, influential, and often inspirational, they range from Patrick Henry's dramatic "Give me liberty or give me death" speech at the start of the American Revolution to Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, issued in the closing weeks of the Civil War. Also included are the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's classic rationale for rejecting allegiance to the government of King George III; the Monroe Doctrine, the cornerstone of American foreign policy; and these other landmark statements: The Constitution of the United States; James Madison's The Federalist, No. 10; George Washington's First Inaugural Address and Farewell Address; Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address; William Lloyd Garrison's Prospectus for The Liberator; Andrew Jackson's Veto of the Bank Bill; and Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and Gettysburg Address.
An introductory note precedes the text of each document, providing fascinating background history and information about the author. An indispensable reference for students, this handy compendium will also serve as an invaluable introduction for general readers to American political writing.

Title: The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History 1775-1865 (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author/Composer: Grafton, John [editor]

Categories: Law & Government,

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 2000-06-20

ISBN Number: 0486411249

ISBN Number 13: 9780486411248

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 000522

Keywords: American, History, Declaration, Independence, Constitution, Gettysburg, Address, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, William Lloyd Garrison, Books, Dover Thrift Editions,