Collections for the Classroom: Voices of Democracy: American “Notions of Independence”

53rd Annual Virginia Conference for Social Studies Educators

Williamsburg, Virginia
October 25, 2019

In 1775 British army captain John Gunning wrote “this Country and its Inhabitants” are “habituated by Notions of Independence.” This collection from the American Revolution Institute’s library catalogue features patriot letters home chronicling the influence of the Declaration of Independence.