New PDF release: America, Empire of Liberty: A New History

By David Reynolds

ISBN-10: 0141033673

ISBN-13: 9780141033679

ISBN-10: 046501500X

ISBN-13: 9780465015009

ISBN-10: 1405677813

ISBN-13: 9781405677813

It used to be Thomas Jefferson who anticipated the us as an outstanding 'empire of liberty.' within the first new one-volume background in 20 years, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's word as a key to the saga of the US - assisting liberate either its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 grew to become the best superpower the realm has obvious, how the rustic that provided liberty and chance on a scale unequalled in Europe however based its prosperity at the labour of black slaves and the dispossession of the local american citizens. He explains how those tensions among empire and liberty have usually been resolved by means of religion - either the evangelical Protestantism that has energized U.S. politics because the beginning of the kingdom and the bigger religion in American righteousness that has impelled the country's growth. Reynolds' account is pushed by means of a compelling argument which illuminates our modern world.

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