July 2018 Recommended Reading: Independence Day

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.

Fourth_of_July_fireworks_behind_the_Washington_Monument,_1986

Source: Wikimedia (open source)

 

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