Hypocrisy In 'What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July'

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The idea of freedom has always been a fluent concept in America. It’s grasp has always reached to engulf certain people in it’s arms. In the speech “What to the slave is the fourth of July”, Frederick Douglas addresses that fluency in stating the hypocrisy America practices in.He manages to accomplish his goal in stating the hypocrisy in America while painting the institution of slavery as immoral and barbaric. In this paper I intended to provide a summary of the text, examine some of the major themes, and evaluate if the Douglas’s attempt to illuminate the hypocrisy in American tradition translates clearly. In the hopes it inspires self inclination to read and study the speech. Fredrick Douglas poses the question if the political freedom

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