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By Eric Foner

A transparent, concise, modern, authoritative background through one of many major historians within the country.
Give Me Liberty! is the best e-book out there since it works within the school room. A single-author ebook, Give Me Liberty! offers scholars a constant technique, a unmarried narrative voice, and a coherent standpoint in the course of the textual content. Threaded during the chronological narrative is the subject matter of freedom in American historical past and the numerous conflicts over its altering meanings, its limits, and its accessibility to varied social and monetary teams all through American background. The 3rd version locations American background extra absolutely in a world context. The pedagogy can be more advantageous within the 3rd version, with a Visions of Freedom function in every one bankruptcy and extra wide end-of-chapter evaluate exercises.

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Roosevelt to former slaves seeking to breathe meaning into emancipation during and after the Civil War. Aimed at an audience of undergraduate students with little or no detailed knowledge of American history, Give Me Liberty! guides readers through the complexities of the subject without overwhelming them with excessive detail. The unifying theme of freedom that runs through the text gives shape to the narrative and integrates the numerous strands that make up the American experience. This approach builds on that of my earlier book, The Story of American Freedom (1998), although Give Me Liberty!

THE FREEDMEN’S BUREAU Under the direction of O. O. Howard, a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine and a veteran of the Civil War, the Bureau took on responsibilities that can only be described as daunting. The Bureau was an experiment in government social policy that seems to belong more comfortably to the New Deal of the 1930s or the Great Society of the 1960s (see Chapters 21 and 25, respectively) than to nineteenth-century America. Bureau agents were supposed to establish schools, provide aid to the poor and aged, settle disputes between whites and blacks and among the freedpeople, and secure for former slaves and white Unionists equal treatment before the courts.

But in the past few years, scholars writing about the American past have sought to delineate the connections and influences of the United States on the rest of the world as well as the global developments that have helped to shape the course of events here at home. They have also devoted greater attention to transnational processes—the expansion of empires, international labor migrations, the rise and fall of slavery, the globalization of economic enterprise—that cannot be understood solely within the confines of one country’s national boundaries.

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