The Charters of Freedom

The Charters of Freedom "A New World Is at Hand" : Based on an Exhibition in the National Archives Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom

Hardback (01 Oct 2004)

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Publisher's Synopsis

he Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, known collectively as the Charters of Freedom, have guaranteed the rights and freedoms of Americans for over 200 years. This new book, published to accompany an exhibition at the National Archives, studies the dramatic events and philosophies which guided the Founding Fathers in the creation of these historic documents, the profound effect they have exercised on subsequent American history and their wider influence on world politics.

Specially commissioned colour photographs of the newly reinstalled Charters feature alongside a selection of other original documents, which together include some of America's greatest historical treasures. Additional images include colour plates of the restored murals, which adorn the renovated Rotunda, and paintings and engravings of the major figures and events in America history, which complement and enhance the original documents. Quotes from the nation's founders and other historic figures are also included, together with an accessible narrative text arranged to reflect each of the fourteen sections making up the exhibit. Together these elements reveal the drama, passion and poignancy of the struggle for freedom that has defined much of US history.

Book information

ISBN: 9781904832027
Publisher: D Giles Limited
Imprint: Giles
Pub date:
DEWEY: 342.73023
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 95
Weight: 722g
Height: 216mm
Width: 280mm
Spine width: 23mm