Author: B. J. Lossing
Most people know the importance of the Declaration of Independence but few know much about its signers. This reprint of an 1848 original provides a brief biography on each of the fifty-six Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration. Learn the virtues and vision of these venerated Americans who risked their "lives fortunes and sacred honor" to help create the most stable and enviable nation in the world.
FROM THE BACK COVER
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 public 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.
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