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Enlightening the world : the creation of the Statue of Liberty

Author: Yasmin Sabina Khan
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2010.
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Conceived in the aftermath of the American Civil War and the grief that swept France over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty has been a potent symbol of the nation's highest ideals since it was unveiled in 1886. Dramatically situated on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in the harbor of New York City, the statue has served as a reminder for generations of immigrants of America's long  Read more...
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Khan, Yasmin Sabina.
Enlightening the world.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009035711
(OCoLC)435628989
Named Person: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yasmin Sabina Khan
ISBN: 0801460212 9780801460210
OCLC Number: 744545732
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 231 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The idea --
A champion of liberty --
Bonds of friendship --
The French sculptor --
Bartholdi's tour of America and the American architect --
Washington, D.C., as a national symbol --
Bartholdi's design --
The statue takes shape --
The American committee and the French engineers --
Hunt designs a pedestal --
Fundraising and a visionary sonnet --
The unveiling.
Responsibility: Yasmin Sabina Khan.
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