John Bradford, "Publication of the Declaration," 48x60 acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

"Apple of Gold:" The Centrality of the Declaration of Independence in American Political Life

ByAshbrook Interns
On July 5, 2012

Why is it important to understand the Declaration of Independence? What does the Declaration say, and why and how does it say it? What does the Declaration not say, and why and how does it not say it? Explore the answer to these and other questions asked and  answered in this lecture delivered by Professor Christopher Flannery from June of 2002. Happy 4th!


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