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The Resource Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, Richard D. Brown

Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, Richard D. Brown

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Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War
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Self-evident truths
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contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War
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Richard D. Brown
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eng
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"How did Americans in the generations following the Declaration of Independence translate its lofty ideals into practice? In this broadly synthetic work, distinguished historian Richard Brown shows that despite its founding statement that "all men are created equal," the early Republic struggled with every form of social inequality. While people paid homage to the ideal of equal rights, this ideal came up against entrenched social and political practices and beliefs. Brown illustrates how the ideal was tested in struggles over race and ethnicity, religious freedom, gender and social class, voting rights and citizenship. He shows how high principles fared in criminal trials and divorce cases when minorities, women, and people from different social classes faced judgment. This book offers a much-needed exploration of the ways revolutionary political ideas penetrated popular thinking and everyday practice"--
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Title
Self-evident truths
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Summary
"How did Americans in the generations following the Declaration of Independence translate its lofty ideals into practice? In this broadly synthetic work, distinguished historian Richard Brown shows that despite its founding statement that "all men are created equal," the early Republic struggled with every form of social inequality. While people paid homage to the ideal of equal rights, this ideal came up against entrenched social and political practices and beliefs. Brown illustrates how the ideal wastested in struggles over race and ethnicity, religious freedom, gender and social class, voting rights and citizenship. He shows how high principles fared in criminal trials and divorce cases when minorities, women, and people from different social classes faced judgment. This book offers a much-needed exploration of the ways revolutionary political ideas penetrated popular thinking and everyday practice"--Book jacket
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
342.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4764
LC item number
.B76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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contesting equal rights from the revolution to the civil war
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Richard D. Brown
Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, Richard D. Brown
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-372) and index
Contents
The Declaration of Independence and the mystery of equality -- Contending for religious equality -- Equal justice for Irishmen and other foreigners -- People of color and the promise betrayed -- People of Color and equal rights: New England cases -- Subordinate citizens: women and children -- Equal rights and unequal people -- Equal rights, privilege, and the pursuit of inequality
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
x, 387 pages
Isbn
9780300197112
Lccn
2016943623
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illustrations, portraits
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(OCoLC)953985617

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