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2017-18 One Book selection announced

“Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” a book that brings a provocative perspective to one of the most studied texts in U.S. history, is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2017-18 academic year. The author of “Our Declaration,” Danielle Allen, will deliver a keynote address Oct. 19 at Northwestern and sign books. All first-year students are given a copy of the One Book each year.
Gerry Cadava, Faculty Chair

A Note from Gerry Cadava, One Book One Northwestern Faculty Chair

Greetings to all in the Northwestern family! Welcome to another year of One Book One Northwestern. We’re excited to come together to discuss Danielle Allen’s book, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality. It’s about the founding of our nation, but it’s also about so much more. It’s about teaching. It’s about public engagement. It’s about core principles and the rights of all Americans. It’s about the art of “democratic writing,” a concept and practice that you’ll become familiar with only after you read Allen’s stunning work. 

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