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" What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. "
MODERN AGITATORS: OR Pen Portraits OF LIVING AMERICAN REFORMERS. - Página 53
por DAVID W. BARTLETT. - 1855
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Constitutional Politics: Essays on Constitution Making, Maintenance, and Change

Sotirios A. Barber, Robert P. George - 2001 - 337 páginas
...American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim."18 He repeatedly distanced himself from "the people" of the United States by referring to "4your...
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Race, Citizenship, and Law in American Literature

Gregg D. Crane, Gregg David Crane - 2002 - 299 páginas
...entailed in this vision of the Union: What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns,...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

2002 - 342 páginas
...must be proclaimed and denounced. What, to the American slave is your Fourth of July? 1 answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence;...
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Critical Reflections on Black History

William D. Wright - 2002 - 170 páginas
...July speock in tne 1850s, he said, What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...your boasted liberty, an unholy license . . . your shouts of liberty and equality hollow mockery.12 The license of white people was invested in them,...
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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

Mason I. Lowance - 2003 - 492 páginas
...must be proclaimed and denounced. What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns,...
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Trumpeting a Fiery Sound: History and Folklore in Margaret Walker's Jubilee

Jacqueline Miller Carmichael - 2003 - 184 páginas
...celebration and answers them unequivocally: What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery;...
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African American Pride: Celebrating Our Achievements, Contributions, and ...

Tyehimba Jess - 2003 - 323 páginas
...Massachusetts, in 1852, he declared: What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants brass fronted impudence; your...
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Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal : an ...

Manning Marable - 2003 - 674 páginas
...American slave is your Fourth of July? I answer, a day that reveals to him more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which...sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery;...
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In the Hands of Strangers: Readings on Foreign and Domestic Slave Trading ...

Robert Edgar Conrad - 2010
...must be proclaimed and denounced. What, to the American slave, is the 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy alliance; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless;...
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Abolition's Public Sphere

Robert Fanuzzi - 2003 - 331 páginas
...the outsider. In the same speech, Douglass assumed abruptly the identity of the slave and charged, "your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty,...empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence" (109), and so on, until the nationalist tropes of oratory had been defamiliarized...
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