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The Liberty Bell

Auteur : Gary B Nash
Éditeur: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Collection: Icons of America.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
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  Lire la suite...
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Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Gary B Nash
ISBN: 9780300139365 0300139365 9780300171426 0300171420
Numéro OCLC: 449853877
Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contenu: Beginnings --
The bell becomes an icon --
On the road with the bell --
The Liberty Bell in war and peace --
Everyone's Liberty Bell.
Titre de collection: Icons of America.
Responsabilité: 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  Lire la suite...

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"In this fine and readable book, Nash not only gives us a terrific biography of this one-ton piece of metal, but he reminds us that...the Liberty Bell has served as a touchstone for us to contemplate Lire la suite...

 
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