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America Empire of Liberty

America  Empire of Liberty Book
Author : David Reynolds
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-01-29
ISBN : 0141908564
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

America Empire of Liberty

America  Empire of Liberty Book
Author : David Reynolds
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN : 0465020054
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 became 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—prize-winning 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. Written with verve and insight, Empire of Liberty brilliantly depicts America in all of its many contradictions.

America Empire of Liberty

America  Empire of Liberty Book
Author : David Reynolds
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0141033673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'An enthralling tale' Alan Marshall, Daily Telegraph Acclaimed as one of the best recent histories of the United States, America, Empire of Liberty tells the epic story of the nation that has shaped the world we live in today. David Reynolds brings to life presidents from Washington to Obama, but also draws on the voices of settlers and Indians, slaves and immigrants, factory workers and suburban housewives. He vividly portrays the battlefield of Gettysburg, the stockyards of Chicago and the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, and shows the dark side of freedom: from the Indian 'Trail of Tears' to the Red Scare and the War on Terror. Written with verve and insight, this extraordinary history reveals the grandeur and paradoxes of the world's great superpower. 'The most outstanding popular history of America written by a non-American' Richard Aldous, Irish Times 'Readable, full of anecdotes, mini-biographies and arresting juxtapositions. Reynolds sprinkles his text with humour' Frank McLynn, Independent 'A briskly paced narrative, from pre-Columbian times to Obama ...... impressively broad-ranging, yet beautifully succinct' John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph 'The author has a knack for making it all seem fresh' Raymond Seitz, Literary Review

Empire for Liberty

Empire for Liberty Book
Author : Richard H. Immerman
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2012-08-01
ISBN : 0691156077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tells the story of the men throughout American history who used the rhetoric of liberty to further imperial ambitions, and argues that the quest for empire has guided the nation's architects from the very beginning--and continues to do so today. By the author of The CIA in Guatemala.

Empire of Liberty

Empire of Liberty Book
Author : Robert W. Tucker,David C. Hendrickson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1992-04-30
ISBN : 9780198022763
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, this book provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.

Empire for Liberty

Empire for Liberty Book
Author : Jesse Helms
Publisher : Jesse Helms Center
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780895261687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Dominion of War

The Dominion of War Book
Author : Fred Anderson,Andrew Cayton
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-11-29
ISBN : 1101118792
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Americans often think of their nation’s history as a movement toward ever-greater democracy, equality, and freedom. Wars in this story are understood both as necessary to defend those values and as exceptions to the rule of peaceful progress. In The Dominion of War, historians Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton boldly reinterpret the development of the United States, arguing instead that war has played a leading role in shaping North America from the sixteenth century to the present. Anderson and Cayton bring their sweeping narrative to life by structuring it around the lives of eight men—Samuel de Champlain, William Penn, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur, and Colin Powell. This approach enables them to describe great events in concrete terms and to illuminate critical connections between often-forgotten imperial conflicts, such as the Seven Years’ War and the Mexican-American War, and better-known events such as the War of Independence and the Civil War. The result is a provocative, highly readable account of the ways in which republic and empire have coexisted in American history as two faces of the same coin. The Dominion of War recasts familiar triumphs as tragedies, proposes an unconventional set of turning points, and depicts imperialism and republicanism as inseparable influences in a pattern of development in which war and freedom have long been intertwined. It offers a new perspective on America’s attempts to define its role in the world at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Empire of Liberty

Empire of Liberty Book
Author : Anthony Bogues
Publisher : UPNE
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1584659319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An original and stimulating critique of American empire

Empire of Liberty

Empire of Liberty Book
Author : Gordon S. Wood
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-10-28
ISBN : 9780199741090
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, two New York Times bestsellers, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Now, in the newest volume in the series, one of America's most esteemed historians, Gordon S. Wood, offers a brilliant account of the early American Republic, ranging from 1789 and the beginning of the national government to the end of the War of 1812. As Wood reveals, the period was marked by tumultuous change in all aspects of American life--in politics, society, economy, and culture. The men who founded the new government had high hopes for the future, but few of their hopes and dreams worked out quite as they expected. They hated political parties but parties nonetheless emerged. Some wanted the United States to become a great fiscal-military state like those of Britain and France; others wanted the country to remain a rural agricultural state very different from the European states. Instead, by 1815 the United States became something neither group anticipated. Many leaders expected American culture to flourish and surpass that of Europe; instead it became popularized and vulgarized. The leaders also hope to see the end of slavery; instead, despite the release of many slaves and the end of slavery in the North, slavery was stronger in 1815 than it had been in 1789. Many wanted to avoid entanglements with Europe, but instead the country became involved in Europe's wars and ended up waging another war with the former mother country. Still, with a new generation emerging by 1815, most Americans were confident and optimistic about the future of their country. Named a New York Times Notable Book, Empire of Liberty offers a marvelous account of this pivotal era when America took its first unsteady steps as a new and rapidly expanding nation.

Empire for Liberty

Empire for Liberty Book
Author : Wai Chee Dimock
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780691015095
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wai Chee Dimock approaches Herman Melville not as a timeless genius, but as a historical figure caught in the politics of an imperial nation and an "imperial self." She challenges our customary view by demonstrating a link between the individualism that enabled Melville to write as a sovereign author and the nationalism that allowed America to grow into what Jefferson hoped would be an "empire for liberty."