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Book Review: Declaration by William Hogeland

The Declaration by William Hogeland moves into the grandeur of the nine weeks leading up to the Declaration of Independence. Throughout the book the history and thoughts of Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and other notable characters interact with events that eventually lead to a call for revolution. Hidden within the pages are intrigue, drama, and political debates that almost derailed a society into maintaining its servitude position under the British Crown. Yet it was these events that lead to one of the world's longest running social experiments. With the secret meetings of Samuel Adams, the unfair taxes paid to the crown, a lack of colonial representation, and eventually the Boston Massacre, events played an important part in convincing the masses it was time for action. Through publications and printed works like Common Sense, insider knowledge, rumor dropping, farmer groups, and radicals a new way of viewing society emerged. This new view spiraled into