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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 19 August 1999
  • ISBN : 0393319628
  • Page : 422 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 2 voters

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Chronicles the history of America's pursuit of liberty, tracing the struggles among freed slaves, union organizers, women rights advocates, and other groups to widen freedom's promise

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The Story of American Freedom

The Story of American Freedom
  • Author : Eric Foner
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : 0393319628
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Chronicles the history of America's pursuit of liberty, tracing the struggles among freed slaves, union organizers, women rights advocates, and other groups to widen freedom's promise

The Two Faces of American Freedom

The Two Faces of American Freedom
  • Author : Aziz Rana
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-15
  • ISBN : 9780674058965
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This is a sweeping new interpretation of the national experience, reconceiving key political events from the Revolution to the New Deal. Rana begins by emphasizing that the national founding was first and foremost an experiment in settler colonization. For American settlers, internal self-government involved a unique vision of freedom, which combined direct political participation with economic independence. However, this independence was based on ideas of extensive land ownership which helped to sustain both territorial conquest and the subordination of slaves

Revolution Song: The Story of America's Founding in Six Remarkable Lives

Revolution Song: The Story of America's Founding in Six Remarkable Lives
  • Author : Russell Shorto
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • ISBN : 9780393245554
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“An engaging piece of historical detective work and narrative craft.” —Chicago Tribune At a time when America’s founding principles are being debated as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. In Revolution Song, Shorto weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in colonial America on the cusp of revolution. The result is a brilliant defense of American values with

Forever Free

Forever Free
  • Author : Eric Foner
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-06-26
  • ISBN : 9780307834584
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From one of our most distinguished historians, a new examination of the vitally important years of Emancipation and Reconstruction during and immediately following the Civil War–a necessary reconsideration that emphasizes the era’s political and cultural meaning for today’s America. In Forever Free, Eric Foner overturns numerous assumptions growing out of the traditional understanding of the period, which is based almost exclusively on white sources and shaped by (often unconscious) racism. He presents the period as a time

Reckoning with History

Reckoning with History
  • Author : Jim Downs,Erica Armstrong Dunbar,T. K. Hunter,Timothy Patrick McCarthy
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • ISBN : 9780231549875
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Reckoning with History brings together original essays from a diverse group of historians who consider how writing about the past can engage with the urgent issues of the present. The contributors—all former students of the distinguished Columbia University historian Eric Foner—explore the uses and politics of history through key episodes across a wide range of struggles for freedom. They shed new light on how different groups have defined and fought for freedom throughout American history, as well as

The Thirteenth Amendment and American Freedom

The Thirteenth Amendment and American Freedom
  • Author : Alexander Tsesis
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2004-12-12
  • ISBN : 9780814783399
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In this narrative history and contextual analysis of the Thirteenth Amendment, slavery and freedom take center stage. Alexander Tsesis demonstrates how entrenched slavery was in pre-Civil War America, how central it was to the political events that resulted in the Civil War, and how it was the driving force that led to the adoption of an amendment that ultimately provided a substantive assurance of freedom for all American citizens. The story of how Supreme Court justices have interpreted the Thirteenth

American Slavery, American Freedom

American Slavery, American Freedom
  • Author : Edmund S. Morgan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2003-10-17
  • ISBN : 9780393347517
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"Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable."—New York Times Book Review In the American Revolution, Virginians were the most eloquent spokesmen for freedom and quality. George Washington led the Americans in battle against British oppression. Thomas Jefferson led them in declaring independence. Virginians drafted not only the Declaration but also the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; they were elected to the presidency of the United States under that Constitution for thirty-two of the first thirty-six years of its existence. They

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
  • Author : Eric Foner
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • ISBN : 9780393244380
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The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves