The Craig Fahle Show

Independence Daze: A History of July Fourth

Friday, July 4, 2014

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As part of our special Independence Day programming, we invite you to check out Backstory with the American History Guys, presented by PRX. Historian Pauline Maier offers some answers, and explains how radically the meaning of the Declaration has changed since 1776. James Heintze chronicles early Independence Day Bacchanalia, and historian David Blight reflects on Frederick Douglass’ arresting 1852 Independence Day speech.

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