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    DescriptionVolume One of David Reynolds' major BBC Radio 4 series explores the origins of contemporary USA from its beginnings to the 1860s. This epic narrative tells America's story through the voices of those who lived it - presidents and farmers, mothers and children, settlers and soldiers, slaves and Indians. The series celebrates the country's achievements but also examines its paradoxes by investigating three abiding themes of American life: empire, liberty and faith. These first thirty episodes start with the Native Americans, who arrived from Asia around 15,000 years ago. In a fascinating journey that takes in the impact of Columbus, the founding of Puritan New England, the Declaration of Independence, the slave trade and the forced relocation of the Indians, Reynolds shows how the US expanded to cover a whole continent, laying the foundations of a superpower - if the country could stay united. And that seemed a big 'if' in 1861 as the conflicts over liberty and slavery brought America to the brink of Civil War. 'Reynolds' presentation combines enthusiasm with authority, and his insightful and far-ranging text is augmented by a wealth of archive voices, from speeches to people in the street' - "The Oldie". 'Reynolds' vigorous presentation of his sweep of American history, and the interwoven voices and news reports of the time, make for striking immediacy' - "Observer".


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    Title
    America, Empire of Liberty: Liberty and Slavery v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Reynolds
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 24 mm
    Thickness: 142 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405677806
    ISBN 10: 1405677805
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    DC22: 973
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS038000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    Publisher
    AudioGO Limited
    Imprint name
    BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    Publication date
    03 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Bath