Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July
Speaking Truth to AmericaBook - 2006
On July 5th, 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest orators of all time, delivered what was arguably the century's most powerful abolition speech. At a time of year where American freedom is celebrated across the nation, Douglass eloquently summoned the country to resolve the contradiction between slavery and the founding principles of our country. In this book, James A. Colaiaco vividly recreates the turbulent historical context of Douglass' speech and delivers a colorful portrait ofthe country in the turbulent years leading to the civil war. This book provides a fascinating new perspective on a critical time in American history.
Antislavery movements -- United States.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 19th century.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Fourth of July.