Historical U.S. Documents SI Editions Set

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Own this trio of handsome, durable, portable, and pocket-sized Smithsonian editions printed in the United States.

The Constitution of the United States contains the foundational document of the United State's governance, while helping you navigate the latest conversations about the supreme law of the land. It includes an introduction from Harry R. Rubenstein, curator emeritus in the Division of Political History at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. With his expertise in the history of American democracy, he offers important, modern context to the historical document and examines the Constitution's legacy and relevance to the present-day United States and its people.

The Declaration of Independence captures a defining document of independence in the U.S. that represents the ideals of the nation. It includes an introduction from Lonnie G. Bunch III, the Secretary of the Smithsonian. As one of the nation's leading public historians, he provides essential, modern context to the historical document and examines the Declaration of Independence's legacy and relevance to the present-day United States and its people.

The Emancipation Proclamation and Other Documents of Freedom captures a pivotal moment of justice in the United States with a document that paved the way for the abolition of slavery. It contains President Lincoln's groundbreaking executive order and the writings that helped form it. Also included is an introduction from Paul Gardullo, curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History. His research on the impact of slavery in America's cultural memory contextualizes the historical document as part of a larger cultural narrative, connecting its legacy to modern day.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center, is responsible for the collection, care, and preservation of more than three million objects.

Details

  • Sturdy, quality hardcover
  • Bound in faux leather
  • Foil-stamped in gold
  • The Constitution of the United States: 48 pages
  • The Declaration of Independence: 32 pages
  • The Emancipation Proclamation and Other Documents of Freedom: 32 pages
  • Each item is 4" x 6.5"