Declaration Project

Essays and Commentaries on the July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence

From Frederick Douglass’s scathing critique of American society’s failure to live up to its billing, to Alison Owing’s The Damaging Three Words of the Declaration of Independence, and her reply in the ‘aftermath,’ the posts linked to this page will feature many famous and infamous writings and meditations on our Declaration, as well as some that are not so well known.