• This is called 'the land of the free and the home of the brave'; it is called the 'asylum of the oppressed,' and some have been foolish enough to call it the 'Cradle of Liberty.' If it is the 'Cradle of Liberty,' they have rocked the child to death.

    William Wells Brown, Paula Garrett, Hollis Robbins (2006). “The Works of William Wells Brown: Using His "strong, Manly Voice"”, p.12, Oxford University Press, USA