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Chronicles the history of America's pursuit of liberty, tracing the struggles among freed slaves, union organizers, women rights advocates, and other groups to widen freedom's promise

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Genre: History
Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 1999
File: 422 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393319628

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Freedom: a promised land, a battle ground, America's cultural bond and fault line. In this history, Eric Foner describes the concept of freedom, not as a fixed set of inherited ideas, but as something that has evolved through time, being altered - or even entirely reinvented - by the various groups of people who have claimed a right to it.

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Genre: Civil rights
Author: Eric Foner
Publisher:
Release: 2000
File: 422 Pages
ISBN-13: 0333900812

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Genre: United States
Author: Edna McGuire
Publisher:
Release: 1961
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105049354223

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With America's founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. Drawing on new sources, he weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in colonial America on the cusp of revolution. While some of the protagonists--a Native American warrior, a British aristocrat, George Washington--play major roles on the field of battle, others--a woman, a slave, and a laborer--struggle no less valiantly to realize freedom for themselves. Through these lives we understand that the Revolution was, indeed, fought over the meaning of individual freedom, a philosophical idea that became a force for violent change. A powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values, Revolution Song makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending.

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Author: Russell Shorto
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2017-11-07
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393245543

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A chronicle of America traces the nation's history through a series of seminal events that changed the course of history and offers profiles of figures who played a vital role in shaping our nation.

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Genre: History
Author: Allen Weinstein
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
Release: 2002
File: 688 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105111992124

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This is a sweeping new interpretation of the national experience, reconceiving key political events from the Revolution to the New Deal. Rana begins by emphasizing that the national founding was first and foremost an experiment in settler colonization. For American settlers, internal self-government involved a unique vision of freedom, which combined direct political participation with economic independence. However, this independence was based on ideas of extensive land ownership which helped to sustain both territorial conquest and the subordination of slaves and native peoples. At the close of the nineteenth century, emerging social movements struggled to liberate the potential of self-rule from these oppressive and exclusionary features. These efforts ultimately collapsed, in large part because white settlers failed to conceive of liberty as a truly universal aspiration. The consequence was the rise of new modes of political authority that presented national and economic security as society’s guiding commitments. Rana contends that the challenge for today’s reformers is to recover a robust notion of independence and participation from the settler experience while finally making it universal.

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Genre: History
Author: Aziz Rana
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2011-01-15
File: 427 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674058965

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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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Genre: United States
Author: Catherine M. Broderick
Publisher:
Release: 1957
File: 90 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105049354173

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“An engaging piece of historical detective work and narrative craft.” —Chicago Tribune At a time when America’s founding principles are being debated as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. In Revolution Song, Shorto weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in colonial America on the cusp of revolution. The result is a brilliant defense of American values with a compelling message: the American Revolution is still being fought today, and its ideals are worth defending.

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Genre: History
Author: Russell Shorto
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2017-11-07
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393245554

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This collection of essays looks at the impact of anticommunism on black political culture during the early years of the Cold War, with an eye toward local and individual stories that offer insight into larger national and international issues.

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Genre: History
Author: R. Lieberman
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2009-04-27
File: 251 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780230620742

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