Self-Evident: Discovering the Ideas and Events That Made the Declaration of Independence Possible

Self-Evident: Discovering the Ideas and Events That Made the Declaration of Independence Possible

by Tim Patrick

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Self-Evident: Discovering the Ideas and Events That Made the Declaration of Independence Possible by Tim Patrick

America's Declaration of Independence is one of the most important statements on human freedom ever published. We laud Thomas Jefferson for penning the document's flowing prose, but most of its lofty themes did not spring anew from his mind. Instead, he relied on the powerful concepts evoked by the Enlightenment, ancient Greek and Latin writings, and what he termed the "harmonizing sentiments of the day."

There is much less harmonizing in twenty-first century America. Although united in name, divisions abound, in part because we have forgotten the core messages written in our nation's birth certificate. Self-Evident returns the discussion to the foundational rights and Enlightenment beliefs of mankind's place in history. It does this by examining the primary sources and key events that united a nation. In a world with instant access to endless entertainments and divisive arguments, Self-Evident will guide you back to the ideas that extended liberty across the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996465434
Publisher: Owani Press
Publication date: 12/04/2017
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Tim Patrick is an author, software architect, and lover of history. He has published nearly a dozen books, mostly on technology topics, and is a regular magazine contributor. As the founder and host of the Well-Read Man Project (wellreadman.com), he offers regular commentary on current events, politics, history, and books old and new. Tim earned his computer science degree from Seattle Pacific University.

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