America, Empire of Liberty: A New History of the United States

America, Empire of Liberty: A New History of the United States

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by David Reynolds
     
 

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ISBN-10: 046501500X

ISBN-13: 9780465015009

Pub. Date: 10/13/2009

Publisher: Basic Books


Thomas Jefferson envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty." In this single-volume history of the United States, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the American saga. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen and asks difficult questions about the cost of American greatness, from

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Thomas Jefferson envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty." In this single-volume history of the United States, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the American saga. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen and asks difficult questions about the cost of American greatness, from slavery to the War on Terror. Written with verve, insight, and humor, America, Empire of Liberty is a magisterial depiction of America in all its grandeur and contradictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465015009
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Introduction xi

Part I Liberty and Slavery

1 Natives and Europeans 3

2 Empire and Liberties 21

3 Independence and Republicanism 45

4 Liberty and Security 73

5 East and West 95

6 Slave or Free? 123

Part II Power and Progress

7 North and South 149

8 White and Black 177

9 Capital and Labor 197

10 Reform and Expansion 221

11 War and Peace 245

12 From Boom to Bomb 273

Part III Empire and Evil

13 Red or Dead? 307

14 Rights and Riots 335

15 The Impotence of Omnipotence 361

16 Détente and Discontent 389

17 Revolution and Democracy 417

18 Pride and Prejudice 441

Conclusion 469

Further Reading 479

Notes 493

Acknowledgments 547

Index 549

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