What Frederick Douglass Teaches Us About American Exceptionalism and the Growth of Freedom

Nick Gillespie Reason Magazine 7/4/2012

I don’t think there’s a greater Fourth of July speech than Frederick Douglass’ 1852 address, “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?“…

…In pre-abolition America, Douglass was of course specifically addressing slavery, a national original sin so monstrous that he notes its justification is elided in the […]