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The Resource Toward the light of liberty : the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western world, A.C. Grayling

Toward the light of liberty : the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western world, A.C. Grayling

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Toward the light of liberty : the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western world
Title
Toward the light of liberty
Title remainder
the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western world
Statement of responsibility
A.C. Grayling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Do we take our liberties for granted at the risk of losing them in the war on terror? Grayling (Descartes: The Life and Times of a Genius), a professor of philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a leading British public intellectual, believes so. This book is, in some respects, an old-fashioned, triumphalist history of the rise of Western liberty since the 16th century (with Martin Luther, John Locke and Elizabeth Cady Stanton playing leading roles), but nevertheless serves as a stirring call to arms to defend freedom from its enemies within and without. Grayling argues that the struggle for liberty has been one of sacrifice and hardship on the part of many heroic individuals. Despite the blood and the violence, it has been worth it. Today's ordinary Western citizen is, in sixteenth-century terms, a lord: a possessor of rights, entitlements, opportunities and resources that only an aristocrat of that earlier period could hope for. But, Grayling somberly writes, the process of losing our inheritance of liberty might have already begun.--From publisher's description
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223346
Cataloging source
UPZ
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Grayling, A. C
Dewey number
323.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
K3240
LC item number
.G73 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Civil rights
  • Liberty
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the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western world
Label
Toward the light of liberty : the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western world, A.C. Grayling
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-324) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- The demand for liberty. The Reformation and the beginning of modern liberty ; Freeing the mind ; The fight against absolutism -- The extension of liberty. Slaves, workers, women, and the struggle for liberty ; The Liberty Century ; Rights out of wrongs ; The idea of liberty and the verge of betrayal -- Landmarks on the road to freedom. The Bill of Rights, 1689 ; The United States Bill of rights, 1791 ; Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen ; The Chartists' 'Six Points' and petition ; United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Control code
652706
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802716361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802716361
  • (OCoLC)156821882
Label
Toward the light of liberty : the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western world, A.C. Grayling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- The demand for liberty. The Reformation and the beginning of modern liberty ; Freeing the mind ; The fight against absolutism -- The extension of liberty. Slaves, workers, women, and the struggle for liberty ; The Liberty Century ; Rights out of wrongs ; The idea of liberty and the verge of betrayal -- Landmarks on the road to freedom. The Bill of Rights, 1689 ; The United States Bill of rights, 1791 ; Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen ; The Chartists' 'Six Points' and petition ; United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Control code
652706
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802716361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802716361
  • (OCoLC)156821882

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