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Introduction

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter sets out the focus of the book, namely the various ways politicians, associations, groups, and individuals have relied on the Declaration of Independence to justify changing ... More


“Every Man Is Himself and Belongs to Himself ”: Slavery and Self-Ownership as the Foundations of Douglass’s Liberalism

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how Douglass drew on the experience of slavery to defend the classical liberal idea of self-ownership. His abhorrence of slavery provides the foundation for the two principles ... More


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