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Drawing on a gold mine of primary documents--including letters, diary entries, personal narratives, political speeches, broadsides, trial transcripts, and contemporary newspaper articles--The Boisterous Sea of Liberty brings the past to life in a way few histories ever do. Here is a panoramic look at early American history as captured in the words of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe and many other historical figures, both famous and obscure. In these pieces, the living voices of the past speak to us from opposing viewpoints--from the vantage point of loyalists as well as patriots, slaves as well as masters. The documents collected here provide a fuller understanding of such historical issues as Columbus's dealings with Native Americans, the Stamp Act Crisis, the Declaration of Independence, the Whiskey Rebellion, the Missouri Crisis, the Mexican War, and Harpers Ferry, to name but a few. Compiled by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Brion Davis and Steven Mintz, and accompanied by extensive illustrations of original documents, The Boisterous Sea of Liberty brings the reader back in time, to meet the men and women who lived through the momentous events that shaped our nation.

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Genre: History
Author: David Brion Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2000-01-13
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190283469

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The Boisterous Sea of Liberty is an introductory survey of the development of the right of conscience beginning in Europe and moving to its codification in the Constitution of the American Republic. Human beings struggle to be free of anything that shackles them, that limits, that causes them not to use their full capacity. The founders believed in the incredible importance of the inner life. The author holds that the unshackling of the individual conscience along with its derivative, freedom of religion, is a subject that informs much of the history of the United States of America. Indeed, the evolution of religious freedom in America is a thread that runs through the entire history of the nation even up to the present day. The themes of diversity, the right of conscience, and tolerance and their consequences is not a done thing in America. In this second and expanded edition, Gilmer surveys the manner in which the religion clauses of the 1st Amendment have been addressed by the Supreme Court.

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Author: Harry Wesley Gilmer
Publisher:
Release: 2019-08-12
File: 292 Pages
ISBN-13: 1089886896

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This volume’s 571 documents cover both Jefferson’s opposition to restrictions on slavery in Missouri and his concession that “the boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.” Seeking support for the University of Virginia, he fears that southerners who receive New England educations will return with northern values. Calling it “the Hobby of my old age,” Jefferson envisions an institution dedicated to “the illimitable freedom of the human mind.” He infers approvingly from revolutionary movements in Europe and South America that “the disease of liberty is catching.” Constantine S. Rafinesque addresses three public letters to Jefferson presenting archaeological research on Kentucky’s Alligewi Indians, and Jefferson circulates a Nottoway-language vocabulary. Early in 1821 he cites declining health and advanced age as he turns over the management of his Monticello and Poplar Forest plantations to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. In discussions with trusted correspondents, Jefferson admires Jesus’s morality while doubting his miracles, discusses the materiality of the soul, and shares his thoughts on Unitarianism. Reflecting on the dwindling number of their old friends, he tells Maria Cosway that he is like “a solitary trunk in a desolate field, from which all it’s former companions have disappeared.”

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2020-02-18
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9780691199856

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It was a contest of titans: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two heroes of the Revolutionary era, once intimate friends, now icy antagonists locked in a fierce battle for the future of the United States. The election of 1800 was a thunderous clash of a campaign that climaxed in a deadlock in the Electoral College and led to a crisis in which the young republic teetered on the edge of collapse. Adams vs. Jefferson is the gripping account of a turning point in American history, a dramatic struggle between two parties with profoundly different visions of how the nation should be governed. The Federalists, led by Adams, were conservatives who favored a strong central government. The Republicans, led by Jefferson, were more egalitarian and believed that the Federalists had betrayed the Revolution of 1776 and were backsliding toward monarchy. The campaign itself was a barroom brawl every bit as ruthless as any modern contest, with mud-slinging, scare tactics, and backstabbing. The low point came when Alexander Hamilton printed a devastating attack on Adams, the head of his own party, in "fifty-four pages of unremitting vilification." The stalemate in the Electoral College dragged on through dozens of ballots. Tensions ran so high that the Republicans threatened civil war if the Federalists denied Jefferson the presidency. Finally a secret deal that changed a single vote gave Jefferson the White House. A devastated Adams left Washington before dawn on Inauguration Day, too embittered even to shake his rival's hand. With magisterial command, Ferling brings to life both the outsize personalities and the hotly contested political questions at stake. He shows not just why this moment was a milestone in U.S. history, but how strongly the issues--and the passions--of 1800 resonate with our own time.

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Genre: History
Author: John Ferling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2004-09-03
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199840210

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Genre: Presidents
Author: Henry Stephens Randall
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Release: 1858
File: 674 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:32044029898517

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Friends of Libertytells the remarkable story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two continents. Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland. Agrippa Hull, a freeborn black New Englander, volunteered at eighteen to join the Continental Army. During the Revolution, Hull served Kosciuszko as an orderly, and the two became fast friends. Kosciuszko’s abhorrence of bondage shaped histhinking about the oppression in his own land. When Kosciuszko returned to America in the 1790s, bearing the wounds of his own failed revolution, he and Jefferson forged an intense friendship based on their shared dreams for the global expansion of human freedom. They sealed their bond with a blood compact whereby Jefferson would liberate his slaves upon Kosciuszko’s death. But Jefferson died without fulfilling the promise he had made to Kosciuszko-and to a fledgling nation founded on the principle of liberty and justice for all.

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Genre: History
Author: Gary Nash
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2009-03-12
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780786746484

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The United States has had not one, but two Foundings. The Constitution produced by the Second Founding came to be only after a vociferous battle between Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The Federalists favored a relatively powerful central government, while the Anti-Federalists distrusted the concentration of power in one place and advocated the preservation of sovereignty in the states as crucibles of post-revolutionary republicanism -- the legacy of the First Founding. This philosophical cleavage has been at the heart of practically every major political conflict in U.S. history, and lives on today in debates between modern liberals and conservatives. In The Lovers' Quarrel, Elvin T. Lim presents a systematic and innovative analysis of this perennial struggle. The framers of the second Constitution, the Federalists, were not operating in an ideational or institutional vacuum; rather, the document they drafted and ratified was designed to remedy the perceived flaws of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. To decouple the Two Foundings is to appreciate that there is no such thing as "original meaning," only original dissent. Because the Anti-Federalists insisted that prior and democratically sanctioned understandings of federalism and union had to be negotiated and partially grafted onto the new Constitution, the Constitution's Articles and the Bill of Rights do not cohere as well together as has conventionally been thought. Rather, they represent two antithetical orientations toward power, liberty, and republicanism. The altercation over the necessity of the Second Founding generated coherent and self-contained philosophies that would become the core of American political thought, reproduced and transmitted across two centuries, whether the victors were the neo-Federalists (such as during the Civil War and the New Deal) or the neo-Anti-Federalists (such as during the Jacksonian era and the Reagan Revolution). The Second Founding -- the sole "founding" that we generally speak of -- would become a template for the unique, prototypically American species of politics and political debate. Because of it, American political development occurs only after the political entrepreneurs of each generation lock horns in a Lovers' Quarrel about the principles of one of the Two Foundings, and succeed in justifying and forging a durable expansion or contraction of federal authority.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Elvin T. Lim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2013-05-01
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199323951

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Gathers more than eleven thousand quotations arranged by more than fifteen hundred subjects from ability, banality, and candor to war, youth, and zoos

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Genre: Reference
Author: Robert Andrews
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release: 1993-01
File: 1092 Pages
ISBN-13: 0231071949

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Throw off your chains; set yourself free. Remember the Quantum Field Master, you were born to be! Excerpt from A Wake Up Call to the Kids of the World. Thomas Alan Berg Government defined me as a citizen who must fitin and follow the rules. Religion defined me as a sinner who must repent and suffer to gain grace. Darwin defi ned me as a lump of human flesh that evolved from the apes. Capitalism defined me as a laborer, customer and/or consumer. But it wasnt until I studied Thomas Alan Bergs teachings, that I realized - beyond the war between creationism and evolution - there is a luminous middle ground where the old millennial paradigms are transformed and integrated into a fresh new vision - the liberating Curriculum of the Cosmic Super Self! UTC offers hope for a future free from terrorized enslavement by suggesting that the next quantum leap for the American Dream is a spiritual awakening from the failed hard work=money=success paradigm. Capitalism without compassion and caring lets too many people slip through the cracks. This opus argues convincingly that we must rise above the old systems of thought to become a race of Cosmic Super Beings, Masters of the Quantum Field of Infinite Possibility. -Frank Henshaw, Grass Valley, CA.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Thomas Alan Berg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2007-07-11
File: 475 Pages
ISBN-13: 1462828248

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"The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave." -Thomas Jefferson According to statistics 98% of racial discrimination cases never get to see the inside of a courtroom. This story takes you there. Go along with Kent as he relates his incredible encounter with destiny.This unique story is from the astounding perspective of one of that 2 %.Despite many odds never let up continued to fight on many different fronts. Follow Kent as he journeys from early childhood to eventual adulthood through some of his sucesses in between.Obssessed with solving crosswords, events would eventually drive him to face some of his toughest opponents yet...a 4.6 billion dollar Giant.From a youngster winning lots of soccer games growing up on an Island.An incredible journey accross the US.A unanimous VICTORY in Oregon and filled with Jaw-Dropping outrage Making History with Crosswords and Prozac is simply mind-boggling.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Kent Paul
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2010-10
File: 120 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452075112

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