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The story of American freedom

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Over the course of our history, freedom has been a living truth for some Americans and a cruel mockery for others. In Eric Foner's stirring history, freedom's story is not the simple unfolding of a timeless truth, but an open-ended history of accomplishment and failure. Its impetus lies in the aspirations and sacrifice of millions of Americans, celebrated and anonymous, who have sought freedom's blessings. Its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Foner
ISBN: 0393046656 9780393046656
OCLC Number: 38504272
Description: xxii, 422 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The birth of American freedom --
To call it freedom --
An empire of liberty --
The boundaries of freedom in the young republic --
A new birth of freedom --
Liberty of contract and its discontents --
Progressive freedom --
The birth of civil liberities --
The New Deal and the redefinition of freedom --
Fighting for freedom --
Cold War freedom --
Sixties freedom --
Conservative freedom.
Responsibility: Eric Foner.

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From Thomas Jefferson to Margaret Sanger to FDR, this landmark history shows the story of American freedom to be not a mythic saga but a vital, open-ended tale of accomplishment and failure, a record  Read more...

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