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America, Empire of Liberty

America, Empire of Liberty

A New History

  • Author: David Reynolds
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141908564
  • Category: History
  • Page: 704
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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.

Empire of Liberty

Empire of Liberty

A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815

  • Author: Gordon S. Wood
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199741090
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 800
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The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, two New York Times bestsellers, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Now, in the newest volume in the series, one of America's most esteemed historians, Gordon S. Wood, offers a brilliant account of the early American Republic, ranging from 1789 and the beginning of the national government to the end of the War of 1812. As Wood reveals, the period was marked by tumultuous change in all aspects of American life--in politics, society, economy, and culture. The men who founded the new government had high hopes for the future, but few of their hopes and dreams worked out quite as they expected. They hated political parties but parties nonetheless emerged. Some wanted the United States to become a great fiscal-military state like those of Britain and France; others wanted the country to remain a rural agricultural state very different from the European states. Instead, by 1815 the United States became something neither group anticipated. Many leaders expected American culture to flourish and surpass that of Europe; instead it became popularized and vulgarized. The leaders also hope to see the end of slavery; instead, despite the release of many slaves and the end of slavery in the North, slavery was stronger in 1815 than it had been in 1789. Many wanted to avoid entanglements with Europe, but instead the country became involved in Europe's wars and ended up waging another war with the former mother country. Still, with a new generation emerging by 1815, most Americans were confident and optimistic about the future of their country. Named a New York Times Notable Book, Empire of Liberty offers a marvelous account of this pivotal era when America took its first unsteady steps as a new and rapidly expanding nation.

Empire of Liberty

Empire of Liberty

The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson

  • Author: Robert W. Tucker,David C. Hendrickson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198022763
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, this book provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.

Empire of Liberty

Empire of Liberty

Power, Desire, and Freedom

  • Author: Anthony Bogues
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 1584659319
  • Category: History
  • Page: 158
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An original and stimulating critique of American empire

Eine Geschichte des amerikanischen Volkes

Eine Geschichte des amerikanischen Volkes

  • Author: Howard Zinn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783868201925
  • Category:
  • Page: 689
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Über bürgerliche Freiheit und Selbstverwaltung

Über bürgerliche Freiheit und Selbstverwaltung

  • Author: Francis Lieber
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Democracy
  • Page: 477
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Empire for Liberty

Empire for Liberty

A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz

  • Author: Richard H. Immerman
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691156077
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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Tells the story of the men throughout American history who used the rhetoric of liberty to further imperial ambitions, and argues that the quest for empire has guided the nation's architects from the very beginning--and continues to do so today. By the author of The CIA in Guatemala.

Jefferson's Empire

Jefferson's Empire

The Language of American Nationhood

  • Author: Peter S. Onuf
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 9780813922041
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 250
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Thomas Jefferson believed that the American revolution was atransformative moment in the history of political civilization. He hoped that hisown efforts as a founding statesman and theorist would help construct a progressiveand enlightened order for the new American nation that would be a model andinspiration for the world. Peter S. Onuf's new book traces Jefferson's vision of theAmerican future to its roots in his idealized notions of nationhood and empire.Onuf's unsettling recognition that Jefferson's famed egalitarianism was elaboratedin an imperial context yields strikingly original interpretations of our nationalidentity and our ideas of race, of westward expansion and the Civil War, and ofAmerican global dominance in the twentiethcentury. Jefferson's vision of an American "empirefor liberty" was modeled on a British prototype. But as a consensual union ofself-governing republics without a metropolis, Jefferson's American empire would befree of exploitation by a corrupt imperial ruling class. It would avoid the cycle ofwar and destruction that had characterized the European balance ofpower. The Civil War cast in high relief thetragic limitations of Jefferson's political vision. After the Union victory, as thereconstructed nation-state developed into a world power, dreams of the United Statesas an ever-expanding empire of peacefully coexisting states quickly faded frommemory. Yet even as the antebellum federal union disintegrated, a Jeffersoniannationalism, proudly conscious of America's historic revolution against imperialdomination, grew up in its place. In Onuf's view, Jefferson's quest to define a new American identity also shaped his ambivalentconceptions of slavery and Native American rights. His revolutionary fervor led himto see Indians as "merciless savages" who ravaged the frontiers at the Britishking's direction, but when those frontiers were pacified, a more benevolentJefferson encouraged these same Indians to embrace republican values. AfricanAmerican slaves, by contrast, constituted an unassimilable captive nation, unjustlywrenched from its African homeland. His great panacea: colonization. Jefferson's ideas about race revealthe limitations of his conception of American nationhood. Yet, as Onuf strikinglydocuments, Jefferson's vision of a republican empire--a regime of peace, prosperity, and union without coercion--continues to define and expand the boundaries ofAmerican national identity.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

  • Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442154517
  • Category:
  • Page: 411
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Commercial Providence

Commercial Providence

The Secret Destiny of the American Empire

  • Author: Patrick Mendis
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 076185245X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 318
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Author Patrick Mendis explores unseen forces that have guided America to global dominance. He details how the creation of Madison's 'Universal Empire' through Hamilton's 'Federalism' realizes Jefferson's 'Empire of Liberty.' The author then unveils America's Masonic endgame of universal brotherhood: E Pluribus Unum.

Crashed

Crashed

Wie zehn Jahre Finanzkrise die Welt verändert haben

  • Author: Adam Tooze
  • Publisher: Siedler Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641192773
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 800
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Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736874626
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 142
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Das Werk "Benito Cereno" ist eine Kurzgeschichte von Herman Melville, erstmals 1855 veröffentlicht. Herman Melville, geboren als Herman Melvill (* 1. August 1819 in New York City, New York; † 28. September 1891 ebenda) war ein amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Dichter und Essayist. Melvilles "Moby-Dick" gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Romane der Weltliteratur.

The Dominion of War

The Dominion of War

Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000

  • Author: Fred Anderson,Andrew Cayton
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101118792
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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Americans often think of their nation’s history as a movement toward ever-greater democracy, equality, and freedom. Wars in this story are understood both as necessary to defend those values and as exceptions to the rule of peaceful progress. In The Dominion of War, historians Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton boldly reinterpret the development of the United States, arguing instead that war has played a leading role in shaping North America from the sixteenth century to the present. Anderson and Cayton bring their sweeping narrative to life by structuring it around the lives of eight men—Samuel de Champlain, William Penn, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur, and Colin Powell. This approach enables them to describe great events in concrete terms and to illuminate critical connections between often-forgotten imperial conflicts, such as the Seven Years’ War and the Mexican-American War, and better-known events such as the War of Independence and the Civil War. The result is a provocative, highly readable account of the ways in which republic and empire have coexisted in American history as two faces of the same coin. The Dominion of War recasts familiar triumphs as tragedies, proposes an unconventional set of turning points, and depicts imperialism and republicanism as inseparable influences in a pattern of development in which war and freedom have long been intertwined. It offers a new perspective on America’s attempts to define its role in the world at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Empire and Liberty

Empire and Liberty

American Resistance to British Authority, 1755-1763

  • Author: Alan Rogers
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520022751
  • Category: History
  • Page: 205
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The Creation of America

The Creation of America

Through Revolution to Empire

  • Author: Francis Jennings
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521664813
  • Category: History
  • Page: 340
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An alternative history of the American Revolution; the colonists were empire-building conquerors not democratic revolutionaries.

Bosnien

Bosnien

  • Author: Joe Sacco
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783037310694
  • Category:
  • Page: 227
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Empire and Liberty

Empire and Liberty

The Civil War and the West

  • Author: Virginia Scharff
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520281268
  • Category: History
  • Page: 247
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Empire and Liberty brings together two epic subjects in American history: the story of the struggle to end slavery that reached a violent climax in the Civil War, and the story of the westward expansion of the United States. Virginia Scharff and the contributors to this volume show how the West shaped the conflict over slavery and how slavery shaped the West, in the process defining American ideals about freedom and influencing battles over race, property, and citizenship. This innovative work embraces East and West, as well as North and South, as the United States observes the 2015 sesquicentennial commemoration of the end of the Civil War. A companion volume to an Autry National Center exhibition on the Civil War and the West, Empire and Liberty brings leading historians together to examine artifacts, objects, and artworks that illuminate this period of national expansion, conflict, and renewal.

Habits of Empire

Habits of Empire

  • Author: Walter Nugent
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307269493
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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Since its founding, the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition of territory instilled in the American people a habit of empire-building. From America's early expansions into Transappalachia and the Louisiana Purchase through later additions of Alaska and island protectorates in the Caribbean and Pacific, Nugent demonstrates that the history of American empire is a tale of shifting motives, as the early desire to annex land for a growing population gave way to securing strategic outposts for America's global economic and military interests. Thorough, enlightening, and well-sourced, this book explains the deep roots of American imperialism as no other has done. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Die grossen Drei

Die grossen Drei

Churchill, Roosevelt und Stalin in Frieden und Krieg

  • Author: Robin Edmonds
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442755660
  • Category:
  • Page: 558
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