Freedom : A History of US

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This volume focuses on the history of the United States through stories of human freedom aspired to and won, beginning with the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and culminating in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s and the advances that have been made since. The book provides a picture of the people and events that shaped America. Joy Hakim's thesis is that despite all of the mistakes and tragic setbacks, freedom survives again and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 208.28 x 251.46 x 27.94mm | 1,202.01g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 200 colour illustrations, 200 halftones
  • 0195157117
  • 9780195157116

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"Lavishly illustrated, the book includes key historical documents like the Declaration of Independence, stories from the lives of ordinary Americans at important junctures, and Ms. Hakim's trademark bouncy prose. President Bush and Laura Bush contributed a brief foreword, lending the power of their shared pulpit to get people talking about our national history."--New York Times"A lucid picture of the events and people that shaped our country: our treatment of Native American as settlers pushed westward: early industry with its child laborers; slavery; and the Civil War. Other topics include Reconstruction, women's suffrage, the labor movement, the Depression, World War I, and World War II, the cold war, the Vietnam War, and the civil rights movement. With more than 400 illustrations, the book's theme--our continuous struggle for freedom--is explored visually as well as through the author's fluid narrative."--Booklistshow more

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