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The Liberty Bell

Autor: Gary B Nash
Editora: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Séries: Icons of America.
Edição/Formato   Print book : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Gary B Nash
ISBN: 9780300139365 0300139365 9780300171426 0300171420
Número OCLC: 449853877
Descrição: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Conteúdos: Beginnings --
The bell becomes an icon --
On the road with the bell --
The Liberty Bell in war and peace --
Everyone's Liberty Bell.
Título da Série: Icons of America.
Responsabilidade: 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  Ler mais...

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"This short biography of an American icon delivers an efficient and engaging account of the place of the bell in U.S. history.. . . The result is a narrative that is brisk and instructive, yet also Ler mais...

 
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