We Hold These Truths
And Other Words That Made AmericaBook - 2008
Remember the ladies. A Republic if you can keep it. I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. If this be treason, make the most of it. Don't fire till you see the whites of their eyes. I can't tell a lie. These words and words like them, whether written or spoken, had a profound importance during America's Founding period. These are the words of legend and gravitas, referenced by generations of teachers, politicians, and commentators. These are the words that still inspire revolutionary changes in the United States and elsewhere. But what do they mean? What's the real story behind them? Why do they inspire us today, more than two centuries after first spoken or written? We Hold These Truths. . . . answers these questions about fifty-four of the best-known quotes from the Founding period. This book covers two hundred years of early American history and highlights quotes from both the founders and the founding documents. Combining each quote with a rich narratives that highlights its astounding, and generally unknown, origin. History buffs of all ages will love We Hold These Truths. . . .
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network ; Williamsburg, Va. : In association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, c2008.
Branch Call Number: 973.3
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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