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The Liberty Bell

Verfasser/in: Gary B Nash
Verlag: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Serien: Icons of America.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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A serious cultural history rooted in detailed research, Nash's book explores the impetus behind the bell's creation, as well as its evolutions in meaning through successive generations. With attention to Pennsylvania's Quaker roots, he analyzes the biblical passage from Leviticus that provided the bell's inscription and the valiant efforts of Philadelphia's unheralded brass founders who attempted to recast the bell  Weiterlesen…
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Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Gary B Nash
ISBN: 9780300139365 0300139365 9780300171426 0300171420
OCLC-Nummer: 449853877
Beschreibung: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Inhalt: Beginnings --
The bell becomes an icon --
On the road with the bell --
The Liberty Bell in war and peace --
Everyone's Liberty Bell.
Serientitel: Icons of America.
Verfasserangabe: Gary B. Nash.

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Since its original casting in England in 1751, the Liberty Bell has survived a precarious journey on the road to becoming a symbol of the American identity. This work reveals how and why this  Weiterlesen…

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." . . a brisk, fascinating volume . . . Nash's prose has always been clear and vigorous, but rarely as lively and bright as it is here."--Douglas R./i>--Douglas R. Egerton "Common-place "

 
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