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A tolerable anarchy : rebels, reactionaries, and the making of American freedom

Author: Jedediah Purdy
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the author of "For Common Things" comes a provocative look at the meaning of American freedom. Purdy works from the stories of individuals: Frederick Douglass urging Americans to extend freedom to slaves, Ralph Waldo Emerson arguing for self-fulfillment, and others.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jedediah Purdy
ISBN: 9781400044474 1400044472
OCLC Number: 232980271
Description: 294 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The sensation of freedom --
Declarations of independence --
The search for civic dignity --
War and its equivalents --
Is freedom empty? Citizenship, sodomy, and the meaning of life --
American utopias --
The economics of 1776, and today --
The value of freedom --
Fragments of a free economy.
Responsibility: Jedediah Purdy.
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From the author of "For Common Things" comes a provocative look at the meaning of American freedom. Purdy works from the stories of individuals: Frederick Douglass urging Americans to extend freedom to slaves, Ralph Waldo Emerson arguing for self-fulfillment, and others.

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