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Freedom : a history of US

Author: Joy Hakim
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the concept of freedom in the U.S. from colonial days to the twenty-first century, discussing such topics as the Revolution, slavery, and immigration, and featuring sidebars, historical documents, and illustrations.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Hakim
ISBN: 0195157117 9780195157116
OCLC Number: 61216860
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 406 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush --
Ordinary people --
Independence --
Revolution --
Liberty for all? --
Wake up, America --
A fatal contradiction --
A war to end slavery --
What is freedom? --
Whose land is this? --
Working for freedom --
Yarning to breathe free --
Safe for democracy? --
Depression and war --
Democracy and struggles --
Let freedom ring --
Marching to freedom land --
Becoming free --
Declaration of Independence --
Freedom in the Constitution.
Responsibility: Joy Hakim.

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This volume focuses on the history of the United States through stories of human freedom aspired to and won, beginning with the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and culminating in the Civil Rights  Read more...

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