Journals Higher Education

For Liberty and Equality

The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Alexander Tsesis

  • First history of the Declaration of Independence, from 1776 to the present
  • A deeply researched narrative history that shows the many surprising ways in which the Declaration has influenced American social movements
  • Holds the Declaration up as a mirror to America's many historical periods, and considers whether Americans were able to live up to its ideals