Announcing the Summer 2022 Issue of HISTORY NOW: The Declaration of Independence and the Long Struggle for Equality in America

The Summer 2022 issue of History Now, "The Declaration of Independence and the Long Struggle for Equality in America," illustrates the ways in which the centuries-long struggle of African Americans, women, and others to achieve greater equality in incremental steps is the nation's defining story.

The following four original essays are featured in the issue:

  • "The Declaration of Independence and the Long Struggle for Equality in America: An Introduction" by Louis P. Masur, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History, Rutgers University
  • "The Escape of Black Women during the American Revolution" by Karen Cook Bell, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Bowie State University
  • "A Second Declaration of Independence: The 1848 Declaration of Sentiments" by Sally G. McMillen, Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History Emerita, Davidson College
  • "Polish Political Exiles and the Legacy of the American Revolution in the Antebellum US" by Derek Kane O’Leary, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of South Carolina

In addition to the essays, the issue features resources from the Gilder Lehrman archives, including previously published History Now essays, Inside the Vault and Book Breaks videos, spotlighted primary sources, and digital timelines.

The issue's special feature is a talk by Issue 63 contributor Karen Cook Bell about her 2021 book, Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America.

Visit this page to begin reading Issue 63 of History Now.

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