To mark Independence Day:
NPR’s single best feature, ever: The reading of the Declaration of Independence by the people of Morning Edition, recorded in 1988. And how nice to hear Red Barber again.
A high-definition downloadable copy of the Declaration from the National Archives (via NPR).
Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, by the Reverand A. Goodrich, 1841. The HTML version is here, and the 37MB .pdf version is here, courtesy www.archive.org.
A rumination on Jefferson, Adams and the Founding Fathers by Joyce Lee Malcolm of George Mason University. From the Wall Street Journal.
The Movietone News film of Robert Merrill singing The Star Spangled Banner, with patriotic WWII imagery.
On this great Fourth of July, enjoy the freedoms and independence given witness by the Founders, 231 years ago.