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Readership: General readers interested in Revolutionary-era American politics and thought; student and scholars of american political development and early American history.
Alexander Tsesis, Professor of Law, Loyola University (Chicago)
Alexander Tsesis is a professor at the Loyola University School of Law. He is the author of We Shall Overcome: A History of Civil Rights and the Law; The Thirteenth Amendment and American Freedom; and Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way for Harmful Social Movements.
Chapter I: Preface
Chapter II: Becoming Independent
Chapter III: The Nation's Infancy
Chapter IV: Youthful Republic
Chapter V. Compromising for the Sake of Expansion
Chapter VI. Jacksonian Era Democracy
Chapter VII. Subordination
Chapter VIII: The Unraveling Bonds of Union
Chapter IX: Sectional Cataclysm
Chapter X: Reconstruction
Chapter XI: Gilded Populism
Chapter XII: Inconsistent Progress
Chapter XIII: The Declaration in a New Deal State
Chapter XIV: Independence Principles in the Civil Rights Era
Chapter XV: Epilogue
Appendix: The Declaration of Independence