By Justin Buckley Dyer,David L. Boren
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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