We are assembling a database of every known edition of the Declaration of Independence, both print and manuscript, produced between 1776 and the 1820s. Stay tuned for updates on our progress!
August Highlight: Son of a Signer
July Highlight: The First Anniversary
June Highlight: The Adams Family
May Highlight: In the Printing Office
April Highlight: The Massachusetts Spy as a Case Study
March Highlight: Remembering the Ladies
February Highlight: Superintending Independence, Part 2
January Highlight: Superintending Independence, Part 1
December Highlight: Founding Fathers?
November Highlight: Election Connections
October Highlight: "With the Declaration of Independence"
September Highlight: Extravagant and Inadmissible Claim of Independency
August Highlight: A Tale of Two Declarations
July Highlight: George Rejected and Liberty Protected
June Highlight: Atlas of Independence
May Highlight: An Instrument which will Perpetuate the Fame of its Author
April Highlight: Missing McKean
March Highlight: Mary Katherine Goddard
Tracking the Spread: In 2017, we tracked the spread of the Declaration of Independence in newspapers in July and August 1776.
Click here for the full story, and check out the full story from our 2016 #Declare1776 campaign
#DI60: We tweeted our way through the Declaration of Independence in 60 days using the #DI60, from May 6th through July 4th, 2016. Text Source: Dunlap Broadside. ~25 words per day.
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