Film, Video Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

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Title

  • Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Summary

  • Danielle Allen drew from her own experience teaching the Declaration of Independence as well as from historical sources in writing her book, "Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality." She makes the case that the Declaration of Independence was intended to ensure equality as much as it was intended to secure freedom.

Event Date

  • November 21, 2019

Notes

  • -  Danielle Allen is James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 57 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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