The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context
American State Papers, Petitions, Proclamations, and Letters of the Delegates to the First National Congresses

Compiled, Edited, and with an Introduction by Barry Alan Shain


An excellent addition to anyone’s primary source collection, the documents presented in this edition serve to understand the Declaration and the Revolutionary War against the backdrop provided by the hundreds of continental-level congressional state papers––declarations, petitions, resolutions, and proclamations––and the debates and correspondence of those in attendance at the first national congresses.


Mar 2015 | 7 x 10 | 782 Pages

Document chronology, note to the reader, introduction, appendix, notes, selected bibliography, index.


978-0-86597-889-8 Paperback