Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

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WallBuilder Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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"In 1776, fifty-six Americans signed a simple document which unalterably changed the course of this country. Most know of the importance of the Declaration of Independence, but few know much about its Signers. This book (originally published in 1848 by eminent 19th-century historian, Benson J. Lossing) provides a brief biography of each signer of the Declaration. Accompanied by fifty engravings, these biographies shed light on what Lossing terms, 'the chief events in the lives of the men who stood sponsors at the baptism in blood of our infant republic.' Through this book - long used in American schools - we, too, can discover the private and public virtues of those venerated Americans who helped create the most stable and enviable nation in the world."--Page 4 of cover.

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

This book was originally published in 1848, and it shows. Each signer was a man of superior intelligence and integrity, with no faults whatsoever! Having said that, it may be the only book that brings ... Read full review

Very informative!

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I really enjoyed reading this book. I learned so much about the men who risked their lives and livelihoods to provide this great country I call home! So many of these men, who should be lauded, are ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Benson J. Lossing (1813-1891) was the author of many books, including 1776, or the War of Independence, The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution, The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812, Empire State: A Compendious History of New York, and The Hudson: From Wilderness to Sea.