By Justin Buckley Dyer,David L. Boren

The assertion of Independence has been the topic of competing interpretations due to the fact that its adoption through the Continental Congress at the Fourth of July 1776, and for almost and a part centuries the political rules expressed in its preamble have encouraged reform hobbies either at domestic and overseas. From the early debates at the nature of the yank Republic to abolitionism, progressivism, the civil rights stream, and modern debates approximately American monetary and international coverage, the announcement is, because it has been, a colourful and dynamic, although perennially disputed, resource of yankee beliefs.

The current quantity brings jointly numerous speeches and writings concerning the contested that means and legacy of the statement of Independence, and a few of the records assembled jointly show how competing interpretations of the assertion have formed, and been formed by way of, political clash in the US. The assertion may be our "national soul," as Charles Sumner wrote in 1860, yet american citizens have hardly spoken of it with one voice. American Soul: The Contested Legacy of the statement of Independence paints, with wide strokes, an image of the debates that experience formed a nation.

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