100 Key Documents in American Democracy

100 Key Documents in American Democracy

Book - 1994
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Classic and little-known writings and speeches of 100 American men and women bring to life the ongoing struggle to achieve the democratic ideals on which America was founded.
This documentary collection traces the development and meaning of democracy in America from colonial times to the present. It includes classic writings and speeches such as Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" as well as lesser-known gems such as Fannie Lou Hamer's testimony before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic Party National Convention. Written or spoken by presidents and ex-slaves, political theorists and poets, labor leaders and songwriters, Supreme Court justices and suffragettes, liberals and conservatives, these documents reflect the diversity and breadth of the American experience and the ongoing struggle to achieve the ideals on which the nation was founded. Each document is organized with a fact box, an up-to-date commentary based on recent scholarship, and a list of suggested readings. Forty-seven illustrations complement the text.

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A collection tracing the development and meaning of democracy in America from colonial times to the present, in documents written or spoken by presidents, ex-slaves, political theorists, poets, labor leaders, songwriters, Supreme Court justices, and suffragettes. Each document is organized with a fact box, a commentary based on recent scholarship, and a list of suggested readings. Forty-seven b&w illustrations complement the text. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1994
ISBN: 9780313284243
0313284245
Branch Call Number: 973 ONE
Characteristics: xix, 508 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Levy, Peter B.

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