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Liberty and freedom

Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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A distinguished history and author of Washington's Crossing analyzes the concepts of liberty and freedom through visions, images, and symbols throughout the folk history of those ideas, showing how they are popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture rather than political abstractions. Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their  Read more...
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Fischer, David Hackett, 1935-
Liberty and freedom.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607654770
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hackett Fischer
ISBN: 0195162536 9780195162530
OCLC Number: 54686077
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2005.
Description: 851 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction: conversation with Captain Preston --
Early America: visions of the founders, 1607-1775 --
Republic united: search for a common vision, 1776-1840 --
Nation divided: freedom against liberty, 1840-1912 --
World at war: free society and its enemies, 1916-1945 --
People among others: global visions of liberty and freedom, 1945-2004 --
Conclusion: view from Tocqueville's terrace.
Responsibility: David Hackett Fischer.
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