Rethinking 4th Of July With Historical Truths

Ray Raphael offers some context for the Declaration of Independence: In 1997, Pauline Maier published American Scripture, where she uncovered 90 state and local "declarations of independence" [...]

Remembering The Greatest 4th Of July Speech Of All Time

By Alan Gilbert, www.democratic-individuality.blogspot.com -

By Alan Gilbert for Democratic Individuality. Frederick Douglass's speech is one of the 5 or 10 greatest American public speeches (enslaved and escaped, Douglass was a brilliant writer and [...]