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America, Empire of Liberty By DR David Reynolds

America, Empire of Liberty

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It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' This title takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes.

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America, Empire of Liberty: A New History by DR David Reynolds

It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' In the first new one-volume history in two decades, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen, how the country that offered liberty and opportunity on a scale unmatched in Europe nevertheless founded its prosperity on the labour of black slaves and the dispossession of the Native Americans. He explains how these tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith - both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized U.S. politics since the foundation of the nation and the larger faith in American righteousness that has impelled the country's expansion. Reynolds' account is driven by a compelling argument which illuminates our contemporary world.

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About DR David Reynolds


David Reynolds, FBA, is Professor of International History at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Christ's College. He is the author or editor of ten books on aspects of twentieth-century history, including One World Divisible: A Global History since 1945 (2000) and In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War (2004) which was awarded the Wolfson History Prize. Both of these books are available as Penguin paperbacks. His most recent book, Summits, was also a six-part BBC TV series which he wrote and presented.

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GOR002389084
America, Empire of Liberty: A New History by DR David Reynolds
DR David Reynolds
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-01-07
704
0141033673
9780141033679
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