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The two faces of American freedom

Author: Aziz Rana
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"[This book] reinterprets the American political tradition from the colonial period to modern times, placing issues of race relations, immigration, and presidentialism in the context of shifting notions of empire and citizenship. Today, while the U.S. enjoys tremendous military and economic power, citizens are increasingly insulated from everyday decision-making. This was not always the case. America, [the author]  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aziz Rana
ISBN: 9780674284333 067428433X
OCLC Number: 876861175
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Description: 415 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Liberty and empire in the American experience --
Settler revolt and the foundations of American freedom --
Citizens and subjects in postcolonial America --
The populist challenge and the unraveling of settler society --
Plebiscitary politics and the new constitutional order --
Conclusion : Democracy and inclusion in the age of American hegemony.
Responsibility: Aziz Rana.

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A strikingly original and powerful account of American political culture.--Jedediah Purdy, Duke Law School Will put the concept of settler freedom on the map of scholarship on American political Read more...

 
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