EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up  Excludes Marketplace items
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING
on $25 & up
 Excludes Marketplace
America Declares Independence

America Declares Independence - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471264828

Cover of America Declares Independence 03 (ISBN 978-0471264828)
ISBN13: 978-0471264828
ISBN10: 0471264822

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

List price: $19.95

More Shipping Options

America Declares Independence - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471264828

Alan Dershowitz

ISBN13: 978-0471264828
ISBN10: 0471264822

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

The Declaration of Independence as you've never seen it before

Some of us cherish it with near-scriptural reverence. Others simply take it for granted. In this contentious new look at the Declaration of Independence, however, celebrated attorney Alan Dershowitz takes "America's birth certificate" and its principal author, Thomas Jefferson, to task.

Dershowitz searches for the sources, history, and underlying reasoning that produced the Declaration and its particular language, from its reference to the "Laws of Nature and Nature's God" through the long list of complaints against the abuses of King George III. He points out contradictions within the document, notes how the meanings of Jefferson's words have changed over the centuries, and asks many disturbing questions, including:

  • Where do rights come from?
  • Do we have "unalienable rights"?
  • Do rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" have any meaning?
  • How could slaveowners claim to believe that "all men are created equal"?
  • Is the God of the Declaration the God of the Bible?
  • Does the Declaration establish a Christian State?
  • Are there "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God"?

Challenging, upsetting, and controversial, this brilliant polemic may anger you, delight you, or force you to reexamine your opinions. One thing's for sure: after reading America Declares Independence, you'll never take the Declaration of Independence for granted again.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.
Introduction.

Chapter 1. Who is the God of the Declaration?
Chapter 2. What Are "The Laws of Nature and Nature's God"?
Chapter 3. How Can Jefferson's Views of Equality and Slavery Be Reconciled?

Conclusion.
Appendix: The Declaration of Independence.
Notes.
Index.

Digital Rights

eBook Requirements
VitalSource Bookshelf Reader
Minimum System Requirements:
  • Windows 7/8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or above
Software Requirements:

eTextbooks and eChapters can be viewed by using the free reader listed below.

Be sure to check the format of the eTextbook/eChapter you purchase to know which reader you will need. After purchasing your eTextbook or eChapter, you will be emailed instructions on where and how to download your free reader.

Download Requirements:

Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed Internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.

Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet during the download process.

User Help:

Click Here to access the VitalSource Bookshelf FAQ

Digital Rights
VitalSource Bookshelf
Copying: Allowed, unlimited selections may be copied every 365 days
Printing: Allowed, unlimited prints for 365 days
Expires: Yes, may be used for 365 days after activation
Reading Aloud: Allowed
Sharing: Not Allowed
Min. Software Version: VitalSource Bookshelf
Suitable Devices: PCs, Tablet PCs, Macs, Laptops


Digital Rights Management (DRM) Key


Copying - Books that cannot be copied will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be copied, or "Allowed with no limits."

Printing - Books that cannot be printed will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be printed, or "Allowed with no limits."

Expires - Books that have no expiration (the date upon which you will no longer be able to access your eBook) will read "No Expiration." Otherwise it will state the number of days from activation (the first time you actually read it).

Reading Aloud - Books enabled with the "text-to-speech" feature so that they can be read aloud will show "Allowed."

Sharing - Books that cannot be shared with other computers will show "Not Allowed."

Min. Software Version - This is the minimum software version needed to read this book.

Suitable Devices - Hardware known to be compatible with this book. Note: Reader software still needs to be installed.

List price: $19.95
  • Marketplace
  • From
More Shipping Options