“WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS…”
The DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE is not what Thomas Jefferson thought it was when he wrote it—and that is why we celebrate it
While the Revolution was still being fought, Mum Bett declared that the new nation’s principle of liberty must extend to her too. It took eighty years and a far more terrible war to confirm the rights she demanded.
James Wilson was an important but now obscure draftsman of the Constitution. Carry Wills is a journalist and historian fascinated by what went on in the minds of our founders. The two men meet in an imaginary dialogue across the centuries.
Under duress in a British prison, Richard Stockton of New Jersey had the singular misfortune to become
WHAT IS THERE TO CELEBRATE?
HISTORICAL REGISTER of the CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876.
For ten tumultuous years Sam Adams burned with a single desire: American independence from Great Britain.
Cursed by ancestry,bedeviled by his posterity, beset by forces he could not grasp, George III is usually remembered as the ogre of Jefferson’s Declaration. An eminent English historian reassesses that strange and pathetic personality