Eric Slauter on the Declaration of Independence

Eric Slauter on the Declaration of Independence presented by The University of Chicago Center in Beijing

With the help of newly digitized 18th-century American newspapers and other publications, Eric Slauter traces how people wrote about the Declaration in its own time, and examines the more nuanced story about how—and who—gave us the Declaration Amer...

Summary

With the help of newly digitized 18th-century American newspapers and other publications, Eric Slauter traces how people wrote about the Declaration in its own time, and examines the more nuanced story about how—and who—gave us the Declaration Americans now celebrate and looks to answer the question of what the Declaration of Independence actually declares.

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Duration:
1 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
Recorded:
October 24, 2012
Published: January 11, 2013

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