Both What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July by Douglass and Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience call the laws of the land into question. Though these two clearly have different backgrounds and life experiences, present the common elements to their arguments.
How does the writing/presentation of What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? compare with the other political speeches/sermons we’ve analyzed and discussed? What statements/rhetorical devices does Douglass use to connect with his audience?
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