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The Resource America, empire of liberty : a new history of the United States, David Reynolds

America, empire of liberty : a new history of the United States, David Reynolds

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America, empire of liberty : a new history of the United States
Title
America, empire of liberty
Title remainder
a new history of the United States
Statement of responsibility
David Reynolds
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty." This paradoxical phrase may be the key to the American saga: How could the anti-empire of 1776 become the world's greatest superpower? And how did the country that offered unmatched liberty nevertheless found its prosperity on slavery and the dispossession of Native Americans? In this new single-volume history spanning the entire course of US history--from 1776 through the election of Barack Obama--historian David Reynolds explains how tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith--both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized American politics for centuries and the larger faith in American righteousness that has driven the country's expansion.--From publisher description
Writing style
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338347
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Reynolds, David
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E178
LC item number
.R469 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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United States
Target audience
adult
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a new history of the United States
Label
America, empire of liberty : a new history of the United States, David Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Natives and Europeans -- Empire and liberties -- Independence and republicanism -- Liberty and security -- East and West -- Slave or free? -- North and South -- White and Black -- Capital and labor -- Reform and expansion -- War and peace -- From boom to bomb -- Red or dead? -- Rights and riots -- The impotence of omnipotence -- Détente and discontent -- Revolution and democracy -- Pride and prejudice
Control code
ocn209637381
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 563 p.
Isbn
9780465015009
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017831
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)209637381
Label
America, empire of liberty : a new history of the United States, David Reynolds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Natives and Europeans -- Empire and liberties -- Independence and republicanism -- Liberty and security -- East and West -- Slave or free? -- North and South -- White and Black -- Capital and labor -- Reform and expansion -- War and peace -- From boom to bomb -- Red or dead? -- Rights and riots -- The impotence of omnipotence -- Détente and discontent -- Revolution and democracy -- Pride and prejudice
Control code
ocn209637381
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 563 p.
Isbn
9780465015009
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017831
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)209637381

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