A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of EqualityAudiobook CD - 2014
Troubled by the fact that so few Americans actually know what it says, Danielle Allen, a political philosopher renowned for her work on justice and citizenship, set out to explore the arguments of the Declaration of Independence, reading it with both adult night students and University of Chicago undergraduates. Keenly aware that the Declaration is riddled with contradictions--liberating some while subjugating slaves and Native Americans--Allen and her students nonetheless came to see that the Declaration makes a coherent and riveting argument about equality. They found not a historical text that required memorization, but an animating force that could and did transform the course of their everyday lives. Allen brings these insights to the general reader.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014
Branch Call Number: 973.313 A1533o 2014 CD
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality