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Inside the Vault: 1836 Texas Declaration of Independence
Join us on September 1, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) when our curators will discuss the 1836 Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico with Professor H. W. Brands of the University of Texas at Austin. Like the United States’ Declaration of Independence, this document contains a list of grievances against the government and focuses on the rights of citizens to “life” and “liberty” but with an emphasis on the “property of the citizen.” We will learn about the creation and background of the Declaration and take a deeper look into the language of the document.

This event is for teachers, students and their families — and everyone with an interest in history!

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Sep 1, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Professor H.W. Brands
Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin
H. W. (Henry William) Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. ~ He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. He writes on American history and politics, with books including Our First Civil War, The Zealot and the Emancipator, and Dreams of El Dorado. Several of his books have been bestsellers; two, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.