Danielle Allen Is the Winner of Our Fifth Annual Book Prize

Our Declaration Challenges Our Understanding of the Declaration of Independence—and Equality and Community in America Today

Our Declaration

Danielle Allen, author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, is the winner of the fifth annual Zócalo Book Prize. Allen’s insights into the significance of equality in America—from the 18th century to the present—make Our Declaration the 2014 nonfiction book that best enhances our understanding of the forces that strengthen or undermine community and human connection.

The Zócalo Book Prize, which is awarded in conjunction with our annual poetry prize, furthers our mission to bring people together around ideas and to get us …

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