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Freedom

Freedom

A Novel

  • Author: Jonathan Franzen
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429979436
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 576
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Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul—the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter—environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man—she was doing her small part to build a better world. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz—outré rocker and Walter's college best friend and rival—still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become "a very different kind of neighbor," an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street's attentive eyes? In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

Freedom in the Making of Western Culture

Freedom in the Making of Western Culture

  • Author: Orlando Patterson
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781850433583
  • Category: Civilization, Classical
  • Page: 487
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This work traces the origin and development of the idea of freedom in Western culture. It deals with three distinct forms of freedom: personal freedom; civic freedom (the right to participate in public life); and sovereign freedom (the right to exercise power over others).

Sing for Freedom

Sing for Freedom

The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs

  • Author: Julian Bond
  • Publisher: NewSouth Books
  • ISBN: 1588381935
  • Category: History
  • Page: 266
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Two classic collections of freedom songs by historians Guy and Candie Carawan are reprinted here in a single edition. Includes a major new introduction by the editors, as well as words and music to original songs from the Civil Rights movement.

Development as Freedom

Development as Freedom

  • Author: Amartya Sen
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9780307874290
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.

Technologies of Freedom

Technologies of Freedom

  • Author: Ithiel de Sola POOL
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674042212
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 299
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Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism

Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism

  • Author: John Borrows
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442629231
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 371
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John Borrows uses Ojibwe law, stories, and principles to suggest alternative ways in which Indigenous peoples can work to enhance freedom.

Women, the Family, and Freedom: 1750-1880

Women, the Family, and Freedom: 1750-1880

  • Author: Susan G. Bell,Karen M. Offen
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804711715
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 561
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This is the first book in a two-part collection of 264 primary source documents from the Enlightenment to 1950 chronicling the public debate that raged in Europe and America over the role of women in Western society. The present volume looks at the period from 1750 to 1880. The central issues—motherhood, women's legal position in the family, equality of the sexes, the effect on social stability of women's education and labor—extended to women the struggle by men for personal and political liberty. These issues were political, economic, and religious dynamite. They exploded in debates of philosophers, political theorists, scientists, novelists, and religious and political leaders. This collection emphasizes the debate by juxtaposing prevailing and dissenting points of view at given historical moments (e.g. Madame de Staël vs. Rousseau, Eleanor Marx vs. Pope Leo XIII, Strindberg vs. Ibsen, Simone de Beauvoir vs. Margaret Mead). Each section is preceded by a contextual headnote pinpointing the documents significance. Many of the documents have been translated into English for the first time.

Pedagogy of Freedom

Pedagogy of Freedom

Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage

  • Author: Paulo Freire
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847690473
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.

Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom

The Civil War Era

  • Author: James M. McPherson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199743902
  • Category: History
  • Page: 952
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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

  • Author: Angela Y. Davis
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 1608465659
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 180
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In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of Black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today’s struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles—from the Black freedom movement to the South African antiapartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today’s struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine. Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that “freedom is a constant struggle.”