Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

by Benson John J. Lossing
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Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Benson John J. Lossing

While most children grasp the importance of America's Declaration of Independence, few experience the lives of its multifarious signatories. Few read of the trials & tribulations of those who risked their "lives, fortunes & sacred honor" for the liberty we dearly cherish. LIVES OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, originally published in 1848, provides a brief biography of each of these men. These biographies, accompanied by fifty engravings, illuminate "the chief events in the lives of the men who stood sponsors at the baptism of blood of our infant republic." Children will rediscover the private & public virtues of America's most venerated fathers; they will relive the creation of the most stable & enviable nation in the world. LIVES OF THE SIGNERS also offers an instructive survey of the causes of Independence, simplifying the Declaration with discussion & analysis for each grievance. An excellent tool for the promising young scholar, & a worthy addition to any library.

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ISBN-13: 9780925279453
Publisher: WallBuilders, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 476,663
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lives of The Signers by B. J. Lossing is a unique epic that traces the lives of fifty-seven of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. From John Adams , Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, to the lesser known men like Dr. Benjamin Rush. Lossing first published his book in 1848, a time when the new nation was young, and fresh. This book was used for many years in our country¿s public schools. I am pleased that this book is now available again from Wall Builders Press. Permit me to list just a few of the many men whose lives are sketched in this timeless volume. Josiah Barlett of New Hampshire 1729-1795, William Whipple of New Hampshire 1730-1785, Matthew Thornton of New Hampshire 1714-1803, and Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts 1744-1814. All of these men were brilliant statesmen; they had a mind capacity that would far outreach many of our politicians today. These men understood law and government. Not only did they sign the Declaration, many drafted the U.S. Constitution years later. I believe this book belongs on every home-school family¿s shelf. This is a great read-aloud for the family because the short sketches are easy to follow, and it is very educational. There are many books like this one, for instance, A Worthy Company M. E. Bradford; however, Lives of the Signers is possibly the more in-depth. I heartily recommend this book.
MichaelApril More than 1 year ago
This individual biographical account of the fifty seven signers of the Declaration is a encomium to liberty and our patriotic Fathers who bequeathed it to us. The books format evolves describing the signers ancestry, education, professional, family and patriotic achievements including their physical and financial burdens and deaths. There is a historical discussion of the Declaration, including a article by article consideration of the proofs of these charges. The book also discusses in detail 'The Articles of Confederation' which evolved into 'The Constitution of the United States'. I commend WallBuilders for reprinting this origional work by BJ Lossing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey, what happened to the newer looking cover that was advertised? Again, I am disappointed with B&N and their e-book service. Otherwise, this book is a historical treasure and I am delighted to have the opportunity to read the original version. I've seen the newer versions, and believe me, they are changing things and leaving stuff out! Thanks, Wallbuilders for preserving this marvelous little book!
DrRichardD More than 1 year ago
Interesting reading in short vignettes from an 1848 perspective in language of the time. May stimulate additional follow-up reading on several signers.
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