On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain. Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration.
By the 1870s, the Fourth of July was the most important secular holiday on the calendar. Congress passed a law making Independence Day a federal holiday on June 28, 1870 (Library of Congress).
To celebrate Independence Day-the Fourth of July, Highline College Library presents the recommended reading list. For more information on this theme, check out the resources below.
- Recommended Reading Display on the second floor of the library (Building 25) by the circulation desk
- Recommended Reading LibGuide
- Highline Reference Librarians Facebook
- Highline Library Twitter or @HighlineLibrary