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The Story of American Freedom - (Norton Paperback) by Eric Foner (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 448

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: United States

Series Title: Norton Paperback

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Eric Foner

Language: English

Street Date: September 17, 1999
TCIN: 77460603
UPC: 9780393319620
Item Number (DPCI): 247-16-7605
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Freedom is the cornerstone of his sweeping narrative that focuses not only congressional debates and political treatises since the Revolution but how the fight for freedom took place on plantation and picket lines and in parlors and bedrooms.

Book Synopsis

From the Revolution to our own time, freedom has been America's strongest cultural bond and its most perilous fault line, a birthright for some Americans and a cruel mockery for others. Eric Foner takes freedom not as a timeless truth but as a value whose meaning and scope have been contested throughout American history. His sweeping narrative shows freedom to have been shaped not only in congressional debates and political treatises but also on plantations and picket lines, in parlors and bedrooms, by our acknowledged leaders and by former slaves, union organizers, freedom riders, and women's rights activists.

Review Quotes

A masterful book... that covers two centuries of courage, violence, achievement, and unfulfilled dreams in the quest for liberty.--Herbert Mitgang "Newsday"

A thought-provoking look at the historical uses of freedom in the United States.-- "Seattle Times"

Brilliant, important.... [A] superb book.--Fred Anderson "Los Angeles Times Book Review"

Foner tackles the whole drama of American history. He succeeds, with far-reaching intelligence and a genial respect for his reader.--Mark Greif "Boston Sunday Globe"

Powerful.... Eric Foner has held up a mirror and asked us as a people to take a good, hard look at ourselves. It is incumbent on us not to turn away.-- "Raleigh News & Observer"

Succinct, information-packed, wonderfully readable.... An excellent choice for serious readers.--Pauline Maier "New York Times Book Review"
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