7. Historians Speak Out


Learn more about the Declaration of Independence from such leading historians as David Armitage, James Oliver Horton, Pauline Maier, and Gordon S. Wood. You can watch full lectures (45 minutes to an hour) or short clips that introduce related topics and are particularly suited for classroom use.

David Armitage - "The Declaration of Independence: A Global History"

Book Breaks

Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks features the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books live with a Gilder Lehrman host, followed by a Q&A with home audiences. This hourlong program runs every Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. To access these videos of past programs, subscribe to Book Breaks (free for Affiliate School teachers and their students).

Here are some of our recent programs focused on the Declaration of Independence.

James Oliver HortonShort Takes (one to 4 minutes)

Pauline Maier discussing "American Scripture: The Making of the Declaration of Independence"Lectures (up to one hour)