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America's spirit of freedom was born in Arbroath in 1320

New book reveals a direct link between Robert the Bruce and the Declaration of Independence

Tracy McVeigh, chief reporter
The Observer, Sunday 5 July 2009

America's spirit of freedom was born in Arbroath in 1320New book reveals a direct link between Robert the Bruce and the Declaration of Independence

Tracy McVeigh, chief reporter The Observer, Sunday 5 July 2009 Article historyIt's well known to every schoolchild, and drummed in to every tourist, that the Scots invented everything worth having, from the tea-towel to television. There's a roll-call of scientists, doctors, writers and engineers who changed the world to an extent out of kilter with Scotland's population. But a book by an American historian, published this weekend, has made the startling claim that Scotland also invented democracy and the American dream.

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