Liberty and Freedom A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-11-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The bestselling author of "Washington's Crossing" and "Albion's Seed" offers a strikingly original history of America's founding principles. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. 400+ illustrations, 250 in full color.

Author Biography

Daivd Hackett Fischer is University Professor at Brandeis.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Conversation with Captain Prestonp. 1
Early America: Visions of the Founders, 1607-1775p. 17
A Republic United: The Search for a Common Vision, 1776-1840p. 119
A Nation Divided: Freedom against Liberty, 1840-1912p. 247
A World at War: A Free Society and Its Enemies, 1916-1945p. 419
A People Among Others: Global Visions of Liberty and Freedom, 1945-2004p. 559
Conclusion: The View from Tocqueville's Terracep. 714
Abbreviationsp. 737
Notesp. 739
A Plan of the Seriesp. 819
A Plan of the Bookp. 821
Acknowledgmentsp. 827
Indexp. 833
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