A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom

A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom

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In A Tolerable Anarchy, Jedediah Purdy traces the history of the American understanding of freedom, an ideal that has inspired the country’s best—and worst—moments, from independence and emancipation to war and economic uncertainty. Working from portraits of famous American lives, like Frederick Douglas and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Purdy asks crucial questions about our relationship to liberty: Does capitalism perfect or destroy freedom? Does freedom mean following… (more)


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Publisher: Vintage (March 03, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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