Writing the Declaration of Independence (A Vintage Short)

Writing the Declaration of Independence (A Vintage Short)

Joseph J. Ellis


a colourful, enlightening account of the way Thomas Jefferson wrote the announcement of Independence, and the line to July four: a range from Joseph J. Ellis’s American Sphinx, winner of the nationwide publication Award.    

How did the latest and youngest member of Virginia’s delegation to the Constitutional Congress come to jot down the founding rfile of the yankee undertaking? In “Writing the announcement of Independence,” Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph J. Ellis outlines the lifetime of the record and the line to its adoption on July four. From Jefferson’s arrival in Philadelphia in 1775 in an ornate carriage besides 4 horses and 3 slaves, to a desirable guided travel of the drafts and discussions (including the significance of a very good conversing voice, the theatricality of Patrick Henry, and Jefferson’s tortured, finally discarded part blaming the king for American slavery), this can be the genuine heritage of Independence Day.

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