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America, empire of liberty
a new history
VerfasserIn: Reynolds, David
Verfasserangabe: David Reynolds
Jahr: 2009
Verlag: London, Allen Lane
Mediengruppe: Buch
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VERLAGSTEXT: / / A Wolfson Prize-winning historian offers his take on American history. A companion to David Reynolds' BBC Radio Four radio series, the book looks closely at how values and ideas have been fought over and ultimately shaped the country. / It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' In the first new one-volume history in two decades, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen, how the country that offered liberty and opportunity on a scale unmatched in Europe nevertheless founded its prosperity on the labour of black slaves and the dispossession of the Native Americans. He explains how these tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith - both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized U.S. politics since the foundation of the nation and the larger faith in American righteousness that has impelled the country's expansion. Reynolds' account is driven by a compelling argument which illuminates our contemporary world. / / /
AUS DEM INHALT: / / List of maps -- List of plates -- Introduction -- 1. Natives and Europeans -- 2. Empire and liberties -- 3. Independence and republicanism -- 4. Liberty and security -- 5. East and West -- 6. Slave or free? -- 7. North and South -- 8. White and Black -- 9. Capital and labour -- 10. Reform and expansion -- 11. War and peace -- 12. From boom to bomb -- 13. Red or dead? -- 14. Rights and riots -- 15. The impotence of omnipotence -- 16. De¿tente and discontent -- 17. Revolution and democracy -- 18. Pride and prejudice -- Conclusion -- Further reading -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
VerfasserIn: Reynolds, David
VerfasserInnenangabe: David Reynolds
Jahr: 2009
Verlag: London, Allen Lane
Systematik: GE.UMA, FS.E
ISBN: 978-1-8461-4056-3
2. ISBN: 1-8461-4056-0
Beschreibung: XXV, 669 Seiten, 16 ungezählte Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Literatrur: Seite 585-596
Mediengruppe: Buch