Fourth of July

Fourth of July : And the Founding of America

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The Declaration of Independence was in fact made on 2nd July. On the 4th it was only signed by one person rather than through the collective act of 56 individuals. Jefferson was not the sole author of the document. Nor was it intended to mark the origin of a new nation. But, after 50 years, the day had begun to assume totemic significance. And from then on, the story of the developing ritual celebration offers a fascinating window into the history of the nation and its more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 142 x 207mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861978502
  • 9781861978509

About Peter De Bolla

Peter de Bolla is a Fellow of King's, Cambridge, and a Reader in Cultural History. Apart from his academic publications, he was a founder Editor of Granta and writes about more

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