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Book Title: Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideals|
Date of issue: November 15th 2004
ISBN 13: 9780195162530
The author of the book: David Hackett Fischer
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 455 KB
Edition: Oxford University Press
Read full description of the books Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideals:This book studies American ideas of liberty and freedom as visions of an open society, through the symbols they have inspired from the Revolutionary era through 9/11. Before 1776, a variety of icons appeared throughout the colonies: New England's Liberty Trees, New York's Liberty Poles, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, South Carolina's Liberty Crescents, and backcountry rattlesnakes that warned "Don't tread on me." After independence, the search for a common vision inspired new symbols with other meanings: the eagle, the flag, Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Brother Jonathan, and Miss Liberty.
Read information about the authorDavid Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. His major works have tackled everything from large macroeconomic and cultural trends (Albion's Seed, The Great Wave) to narrative histories of significant events (Paul Revere's Ride, Washington's Crossing) to explorations of historiography (Historians' Fallacies, in which he coined the term Historian's fallacy).
He is best known for his major study, Albion's Seed, which argued that core aspects of American culture stem from several different British folkways and regional cultures, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History), a narrative of George Washington's leadership of the Continental Army during the winter of 1776-1777 during the American Revolutionary War.
He is currently at work on a biography of Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer and founder of Quebec City.
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