"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America," wrote John Adams in a letter to his wife Abigail.
By David Cutler
We have lost something in our reading of the Declaration of Independence. This is the argument of Danielle Allen’s new book, “Our Declaration,” where she explores the document through a careful look at the words themselves. Jeffrey Brown talks to…
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As the United States celebrated Independence Day this past Sunday, poet Gregory Djanikian of the University of Pennsylvania shares some 4th of July reflections.
National Book Award-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed speaks about her book, "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" and what sparked her interest in the family's complex history.
Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page measures the importance of happiness and its part in one of the most famous phrases of the Declaration of Independence as the United States turns another year older.
On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a look back at excerpts from the civil rights leader's famed 1963 speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
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