Give Me Liberty!: From 1865

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W.W. Norton & Company, Sep 27, 2007 - History - 1121 pages
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Adopted at over 600 universities, colleges, and schools across the country, Eric Foner's Give Me Liberty! is making a difference in the American history survey course. Featuring a single author and a single, comprehensive theme, Give Me Liberty! presents American history with unparalleled clarity and coherence. The study tools in the book and the companion print and electronic package ensure student success in the course.

The Second Edition builds on the success of the first, retaining the unifying theme of freedom while becoming more comprehensive, and adding stronger coverage of Native American and immigration history. In addition, the pedagogy has been strengthened with new Voices of Freedom paired primary sources in each chapter, chapter-opening chronologies, key terms, and more. Overall the presentation remains concise and crisp, free of the encyclopedic detail that clogs so many other survey textbooks.

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

An excellent text book that I use as a T.A. in an Early U.S. History Class, Eric Foner's Give Me Liberty! begins by exploring the concept of liberty (and freedom) through American history and among ... Read full review

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

An excellent text book that I use in my U.S. History II class, Eric Foner's Give Me Liberty! begins by exploring the concept of liberty (and freedom) through American history and among different ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Eric Foner is the preeminent historian of his generation. His books have won the top awards in the profession, and he has been president of both major history organizations, the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. He is the author of Give Me Liberty!, which displays all of his trademark strengths as a scholar, teacher, and writer. A specialist on the Civil War/Reconstruction period, he regularly teaches the nineteenth-century survey at Columbia University, where he is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History. In 2011, Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize. His Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad is a 2015 New York Times bestseller.

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