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America, empire of liberty [electronic resource] : a new history of the United States / David Reynolds.

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Author/Creator:
Reynolds, David, 1952-
Publication:
New York : Basic Books, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (757 p.)
Subjects:
United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty." This paradoxical phrase may be the key to the American saga: How could the anti-empire of 1776 became the world's greatest superpower? And how did the country that offered unmatched liberty nevertheless found its prosperity on slavery and the dispossession of Native Americans?In this new single-volume history spanning the entire course of US history-from 1776 through the election of Barack Obama-prize-winning historian David Reynolds explains how tensions between empire and liberty have often been
Contents:
ALSO BY DAVID REYNOLDS; Title Page; Dedication; Introduction; PART I - LIBERTY AND SLAVERY; 1 - NATIVES AND EUROPEANS; THE FOUNDERS; COLUMBUS-BEARER OF DEATH; BORDERLANDS OF THE SPANISH SUPERPOWER; NEW FRANCE ASTRIDE AMERICA'S HEARTL AND; 2 - EMPIRE AND LIBERTIES; SOUTHERN PLANTERS AND BLACK SLAVES; FAITH AND FREEDOM IN NEW ENGLAND; THE MIDDLE COLONIES AND THE "MELTING POT"; ENGLISH AMERICA IN TRANSITION; THE BATTLE FOR EMPIRE: BRITAIN VERSUS FRANCE; 3 - INDEPENDENCE AND REPUBLICANISM; FROM RESISTANCE TO REVOLT; DECLARING INDEPENDENCE; WINNING INDEPENDENCE (WITH FRENCH HELP)
COMPROMISING ON A CONSTITUTIONMAKING THE REPUBLIC WORK; HAMILTON, CAPITALISM, AND THE CAPITAL; 4 - LIBERTY AND SECURITY; WAR AND TERROR; JEFFERSON'S WESTERN EMPIRE; VICTIMS OF LIBERTY: INDIANS AND BLACKS; IGNORING THE LADIES; THE SECOND WAR OF INDEPENDENCE; 5 - EAST AND WEST; JACKSON AND DEMOCRACY; A CHRISTIAN REPUBLIC?; THE INDIAN "TRAIL OF TEARS"; FRONTIER VALUES; "LET US CONQUER SPACE"; 6 - SLAVE OR FREE?; THE "ARSENIC" OF MEXICO; GOD, GOLD, AND THE COMPROMISE OF 1850; THE CATHOLIC THREAT TO PROTESTANT VALUES; SLAVES, MASTERS, AND THE "SLAVE P OWER"; "A HOUSE DIVIDED"
PART II - POWER AND PROGRESS7 - NORTH AND SOUTH; THE NINETY-DAY WAR; THE KILLERS TAKE COMMAND; "A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM"; TIGHTENING THE SINEWS OF WAR; "THE PASSING OF THE DEAD"; 8 - WHITE AND BLACK; DEAD STATES, NEW BIRTH; REUNION BUT NOT RECONSTRUCTION; "NEW SOUTH," OLD WAYS; WAR AND MEMORY; 9 - CAPITAL AND LABOR; BIG BUSINESS; "MADE IN AMERICA"; THE CITIES: PRIDE AND SHAME; THE FARMERS AND THE WORKERS REVOLT; HUDDLED MASSES OR SAVAGE HORDES?; 10 - REFORM AND EXPANSION; POLITICS AND PROGRESS; ROOSEVELT, WILSON, AND REFORM; GOD AND MAMMON; THE "WILD" WEST; " THE TASTE OF EMPIRE"
11 - WAR AND PEACE" TOO PROUD TO FIGHT "; A WORLD SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY; THE LOST PEACE; "100 PERCENT AMERICANISM"; THE JAZZ AGE HITS MAIN STREET; 12 - FROM BOOM TO BOMB; BOOM AND BUST; NEW DEAL; "FOR THE SURVIVAL OF DEMOCRACY"; FLOUNDERING INTO WAR; "A HELL OF A WAR"; PART III - EMPIRE AND EVIL; 13 - RED OR DEAD?; FROM WORLD WAR TO COLD WAR; A WORLD HALF-SLAVE, HALF-FREE; THE SUBURBAN REPUBLIC; THE COLD WAR TURNS HOT; DEFENDED TO DEATH; 14 - RIGHTS AND RIOTS; BACK OF THE BUS; "AND WE SHALL OVERCOME"; BLACK POWER; WOMEN'S LIBERATION; THE "WAR ON POVERT Y"; 15 - THE IMPOTENCE OF OMNIPOTENCE
CUBA-THE FOUR-LETTER WORDVIETNAM-BATTLEGROUND OF FREEDOM; 1968-PARALYSIS OF A PRESIDENT; VIETNAM-"PEACE WITH HONOR"?; WATERGATE AND THE IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY; 16 - DÉTENTE AND DISCONTENT; AMERICA IN RETREAT?; A CONSTITUTIONAL ABORTION; THE "SILENT MAJORITY" FINDS ITS VOICE; BRINGING GOD BACK INTO POLITICS; "KEEPING FAITH"; 17 - REVOLUTION AND DEMOCRACY; THE "REAGAN REVOLUTION"; REAGAN AND THE "EVIL EMPIRE"; THE INFORMATION REVOLUTION; "TEAR DOWN THIS WALL"; "A NEW WORLD ORDER"; 18 - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; SOLE SUPERPOWER, EDGY AMERICANS; MULTICULTURALISM OR DISINTEGRATION?
"AMERICA IS UNDER ATTACK"
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-282-30893-9
9786612308932
0-465-02005-4
OCLC:
463436548
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