For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

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NOTES

CHAPTER 1

1. See, e.g., John Hart Ely, Democracy and Distrust: A Theory of Judicial Review 49 (19 8 0).

2. Morton White, The Philosophy of the American Revolution (1978); Michael Zuckert, Natural Rights and the New Republicanism (1994).

3. Alexander Tsesis, “Self-Government and the Declaration of Independence,” 97 Cornell Law Review 693 (2012).


CHAPTER 2

1. “From the Pennsylvania Packet, Political Observations,” Essex Gazette (Salem, MA), Dec. 20, 1774, at 2; Letter from Samuel Adams to Arthur Lee, Apr. 4, 1774, reprinted in Richard Henry Lee, Life of Arthur Lee, LL..D. 218, 219 (1829).

2. Journal of the Continental Congress 26 (1904); Henry’s remarks of Sept. 5, 1774, and Duane’s of Sept 8, 1774, in Debates, 2 The Works of John Adams, 357–58, 366–67, 371 (1865); Samuel Ward, diary, Sept. 9, 1774, in 1 Let ers of Members of the Continental Congress 27 (Edmund C. Burnett ed., 1921); Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress (Oct. 1774; http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/ D/1751–1775/independence/decres.htm).

3. Harry M. Tinkcom, “The Revolutionary City, 1765–1783,” in Russel F. Weigley, Philadelphia: A 300 Year History 120 (1982); Edwin Wolf, 2d, “Introduction” to Journal of the Proceedings of Congress, 1774, at 2 (1974); 1 Let ers of Members of the Continental Congress, 1, 7 (Edmund C. Burnett ed., 1921); Joyce Appleby, Thomas Jefferson 13 (2003); Norman K. Risjord, Thomas Jefferson: American Prof les 27 (1994); 2 Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, at 101 (1 9 0 5) ; Alexander H. Everett, An Oration Delivered at … Boston, on the 5th of July, 1830, at 7 19 (1830, quoting Adams).

4. James Parton, Life of Thomas Jefferson 163 – 64 (7th ed. 1883); 1 Benson J. Lossing, Harpers’s Popular Cyclopædia of United States History 318 (revised & enlarged ed., 1892); John Ferling, A Leap in the Dark 135 (2003); Colin Bonwick, The American Revolution 87 (1991).

5. John Adams, Autobiography, in 2 The Works of John Adams 503 (Charles F. Adams ed., 1850); Robert A. McGuire, “The Founding Era, 1774–1791,” in Government

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Becoming Independent 6
  • 3 - The Nation’s Infancy 24
  • 4 - Youthful Republic 40
  • 5 - Compromising for the Sake of Expansion 57
  • 6 - Jacksonian Era Democracy 75
  • 7 - Subordination 100
  • 8 - The Unraveling Bonds of Union 129
  • 9 - Sectional Cataclysm 148
  • 10 - Reconstruction 179
  • 11 - Racial Tensions 202
  • 12 - Advancing Women’s Causes 215
  • 13 - The Changing Face of Labor 227
  • 14 - International Impact and Domestic Advance 241
  • 15 - The Declaration in a New Deal State 264
  • 16 - Independence Principles in the Civil Rights Era 283
  • 17 - Epilogue 312
  • Acknowledgments 319
  • Appendix - The Declaration of Independence 321
  • Notes 327
  • Index 377
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