Inventing America

Jefferson's Declaration of Independence
Author(s): Garry Wills
Original Publish Date: Jan 02, 2018
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Audio (18.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100123088
Released: Jan 02, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525525066
Narrator/s: Tom Weitzel
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From acclaimed historian Garry Wills, author of Lincoln at Gettysburg, a celebrated re-appraisal of the meaning and the source of inspiration of The Declaration of Independence, based on a reading of Jefferson's original draft document. Inventing America upended decades of thinking about The Declaration of Independence when it was first published in 1978 and remains one of the most influential and important works of scholarship about this founding document. Wills challenged the idea that Jefferson took all his ideas from John Locke. Instead, by focussing on Jefferson's original drafts, he showed Jefferson's debt to Scottish Enlightenment philosophers such as Lord Kames and Francis Hutcheson, and even the metaphysics of Aristotle. Wills's close reading of the previously overlooked drafts of the Declaration have altered and deepened the meaning and consequences of the single most important document that contintues to define America.

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Author(s): Garry Wills
Genre: History
Product Number EB00694163
Released: Feb 15, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780385542838

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