Liberty in America, 1600 to the Present: Liberty and Equality

Liberty in America, 1600 to the Present: Liberty and Equality

by Oscar Handlin, Lilian Handlin
     
 

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The fourth and final volume in the Handlins' provocative, readable, and highly acclaimed history of liberty in America--covering World War II to the present.  See more details below

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The fourth and final volume in the Handlins' provocative, readable, and highly acclaimed history of liberty in America--covering World War II to the present.

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Booknews
Completes the highly acclaimed series on the fate of the ability to act throughout US history. Focuses on the major events of the 20th century, such as the Depression, World War II, the civil rights movement, and the transformation of universities to show how these and reactions to them have impacted liberty in both public and private spheres. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Margaret Flanagan
Oscar and Lilian Handlin provide the final volume in their epic Liberty in America series. Covering the period from 1920 to the present, this installment places ordinary citizens in historical, social, and cultural context, examining the various ways in which they responded to the freedom to act in both their private and their public lives. The Depression, World War II, the postwar economic boom, and the emergence of an increasingly multicultural society all offered serious threats and challenges to the ideal of liberty and equality articulated by previous generations of Americans. As in the first three volumes, the authors eschew scholarly analysis, favoring an anecdotal approach to the evolution of the concept and the reality of freedom in the U.S. A provocative history of one of the most enduring, essential, and sacred tenets of American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060171537
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
384

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