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Author Purdy, Jedediah, 1974-

Title A tolerable anarchy : rebels, reactionaries, and the making of American freedom / Jedediah Purdy.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    320.97301 PUR    DUE 12-09-19
Edition 1st ed.
Description 294 p. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-283) and index.
Contents Introduction: The sensations of freedom -- Declarations of independence -- The search for civic dignity -- War and its equivalents -- Is freedom empty? Citizenship, sodomy, and the meaning of life -- American utopias -- The economics of 1776, and today -- The value of freedom -- Fragments of a free economy.
Summary From the author of "For Common Things" comes a provocative look at the meaning of American freedom. Purdy works from the stories of individuals: Frederick Douglass urging Americans to extend freedom to slaves, Ralph Waldo Emerson arguing for self-fulfillment, and others.
Subject Liberty -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Liberty -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Liberty -- Philosophy.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9781400044474

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