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

By David Reynolds

ISBN-10: 0141033673

ISBN-13: 9780141033679

ISBN-10: 046501500X

ISBN-13: 9780465015009

ISBN-10: 1405677813

ISBN-13: 9781405677813

It was once Thomas Jefferson who anticipated the U.S. as a superb 'empire of liberty.' within the first new one-volume historical past in twenty years, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's word as a key to the saga of the US - aiding free up either its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 grew to become the best superpower the realm has noticeable, how the rustic that provided liberty and chance on a scale unrivaled 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 via religion - either the evangelical Protestantism that has energized U.S. politics because the beginning of the state and the bigger religion in American righteousness that has impelled the country's enlargement. Reynolds' account is pushed by way of a compelling argument which illuminates our modern world.

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