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

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... Full description

Main Author: Reynolds, David, 1952-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Basic Books, 2009
Contents: Part I: Liberty and slavery. Natives and Europeans ; Empire and liberties ; Independence and republicanism ; Liberty and security ; East and West ; Slave or free? -- Part II: Power and progress. North and South ; White and Black ; Capital and labor ; Reform and expansion ; War and peace ; From boom to bomb -- Part III: Empire and evil. Red or dead? ; Rights and riots ; The impotence of omnipotence ; Détente and discontent ; Revolution and democracy ; Pride and prejudice -- Conclusion.
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