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Publisher's Summary

In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original 1776 United States Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's account of the Declaration, and much more.
The listener should be aware of what this audiobook is not about: it is not an academic work, nor intended for professors, nor a complete long study of the subject. The audiobook is intended for students, teachers, parents, and interested parties. If this one-hour audiobook interests you as it has others, this will provide a gateway to longer works on this subject and related ones if you are so interested. Otherwise, this has been quite enough information for most listeners, who report relistening to it several times. This audiobook was a live lecture and has all the immediacy of one, complete with paper shuffles and background noise!
To improve your understanding of this historic document, we have included original readings and commentary related to this subject, such as the Virginia Declaration of Rights, drafted a few months before the Declaration of Independence.
This additional information will furnish you with original source material, giving you a fuller understanding of the context and events surrounding the Declaration of Independence. These are the subjects covered:

Jefferson's account of the Declaration of Independence
A brief history of the Declaration
Drafting the documents
Reading of the Virginia Declaration of Rights: May, 1776
George Mason (1725-92): author of the Virginia Declaration
The call for independence
Republicanism in America: Our two-party system
The American Revolution, 1776-83
Drafting the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Reading of the Declaration of Independence: July 1776
Analysis of the Declaration
Questions for discussion and subjects for essays
(P)2007 Christina Brown
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3 out of 5 stars
By Emily Ohern on 01-23-18

Very Poor Recording Quality

Would you be willing to try another one of Deaver Brown’s performances?

Not likely, the sound quality of the recording did not sound professional at all.

Did Declaration of Independence inspire you to do anything?

Obviously I find no fault with the Declaration. It's one of the finest documents ever written.

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1 out of 5 stars
By James on 10-15-15

sorry I bought the book

Author misses the point of STATE sovereignty and misrepresents the institution of slavery, it's significance in Lincoln's War and ignores the similarity between Lincoln and King George. Another reading of the Declaration of Independence is much better use or a listener's time.

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