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AMERICAN DEMOCRACY—A Great Leap of Faith

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY—A Great Leap of Faith

National Museum of American History

The historical art and artifacts in this richly illustrated museum-in-a-book serve as gateways to an exploration of democracy from the Revolution to the present. Accompanied by insightful essays from the museum's curators, items showcased include the portable writing desk used by Thomas Jefferson when writing the Declaration of Independence, the inkstand with which Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, and a host of other everyday items such as campaign materials, protest signs, and posters that reflect the beginnings, promise, and challenges of the American story. Grades 7 and up. Index. Appendixes. Source notes. 8" x 10½". Smithsonian. 180 pages. ©2017.

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