The declaration of independence a global history david armitage on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in a stunningly original look at the american declaration of independence david armitage reveals the document in a new light through the eyes of the rest of the world. Considers the declaration of independence as a global document rather than a call to arms for a domestic audience it was a declaration of not just independence but interdependence a statement of the colonies place among the atlantic powers and to some degree a plea for recognition and aid from france spain and the dutch. Librarything review user review carmen808 librarything in the declaration of independence a global history david armitage examines the american declaration of independence in an effort to find its true meaning both for the united states and the world . Armitage david 2007 the declaration of independence a global history cambridge ma harvard university press. He shows how the declaration arose within a global moment in the late eighteenth century similar to our own he uses over one hundred declarations of independence written since 1776 to show the influence and role the us declaration has played in creating a world of states out of a world of empires
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