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Immensely interesting Reviews how it was written edited shaped and improved by a committee The author points out that euality was considered as important as Riding Hard liberty and after all if there is not complete euality there is noiberty either It was written to motivate the artisan and farmer class to fight for the revolution Tom Paine did a better job of that and promised euality than the wealthy white class was willing to grant the case yet today but it does state the basic principles on which the Ms Allen guides the reader through a reading of the Declaration a slow reading She takes each argument each statement each grievance and develops the content of how these 1337 words reveal the Declaration s thesis of independence and euality She is knowledgeable and careful reiterating how each sentence develops the passion dedication and struggle of the writers the Group of Five state representatives to the congress and PRINTERS TO STATE SUBMIT JUSTIFY AND DEFEND THEIR SEPARATION to STATE SUBMIT JUSTIFY AND DEFEND THEIR SEPARATION THE submit justify and defend their separation from the that was their government to form another Worthy read The author s presentation of this book on CSPAN was wonderful I must admit that the Declaration has meaning today than the writers would have expected We have another king who will not easily be stopped until the people remove him and the congress. “A tour de force No one has ever written a book on the Declaration uite ike this one” ―Gordon Wood New York Review of BooksWinner of the Zócalo Book Prize Winner of the Society of American Historians’ Francis Parkman Prize Winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize Nonfiction Finalist for the Zora Neale HurstonRichard Wright Foundation Hurston Wright Legacy Award Shortlisted for the PENJohn Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Shortlisted for the Phi Be. Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of EqualityAnts the Declaration to say rather that it actually says it reminds me of how actually says It reminds me of how would a high school paper pick the thesis then ook for evidence to support itThat s not to say this isn t well researched I think it s superbly organized and makes many informed conclusions based on the FACTS IT S JUST THAT SHE OCCASIONALLY MAKES ASSERTIONS It s just that she occasionally makes assertions the framers intent with some weak support This is an excellent study on the Declaration It is an intense work best read in a stiff straight back chair in a uiet room with some stimulants close at hand It is well worth the effort This is one of the most powerful books anybody can read because not only does it explain the importance of political euality in human ives it also explains why political euality must come first before considerations of freedom or iberty are considered The diagnosis of the Declaration of Independence that Danielle Allen and her students also draws our attention to how Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students lacking our current world is in permitting the genuine expression of political euality Ultimately suchack has to be ILLERAMMA Kathalu laid at the door of a moral deficiency in a small but powerful percentage of the world s population who are unable to sufficiently extend empathy and nurturance to others because they never received sufficient of it themselves. Izenship reveals our nation’s founding text to be an animating force that not only changed the world than two hundred years ago but also still can Challenging conventional wisdom she boldly makes the case that the Declaration is a document as much about political euality as about individualiberty Beautifully illustrated throughout Our Declaration is an “uncommonly elegant incisive and often poetic primer on America’s cardinal text” David M Kennedy 35 illustratio.

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And start over It will be painful but our great grandchildren will thank us This is an excellent deep dive into the Declaration of Independence I recommend this book to will thank us This is an excellent deep dive into the Declaration of Independence I recommend this book to This book is a must read for anyone interested in freedom and euality Danielle Allen is amazing at presenting background information on this subject An exceptional book It provides accessible and fascinating reading for middle schoolers to adults I taught K 12 history and government for 20 years and this is THE BEST text on the Declaration I have "Encountered The Author S Emphasis On Euality Extends To Making "The author s emphasis on euality extends to making century English accessible to developing readers She also uses the words of the Declaration to help explain how Founding Slaveholders understood their claim that all men are created eual Great background if you are serious about understanding the DI Not hard to read but a detailed description Well worth your time An important document which has influenced people and governments around the world The book is used in college classes and could be used in high school I taught US Gov t in HS for 35 years You don t need to be a scholar to read this book but it s uality reaches that evel Well written but I think Allen brought a Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance lot of baggage into her writing At times it seems her conclusions are what she Ta Kappa Society’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice Selection Featured on the front page of the New York Times Our Declaration is already regarded as a seminal work that reinterprets the promise of American democracy through our founding text Combining a personal account of teaching the Declaration with a vivid evocation of the colonial world between 1774 and 1777 Allen a political philosopher renowned for her work on justice and cit.