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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, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections  320.973 P972t 2009    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition First edition.
Description 294 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) and index.
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.
Contents Introduction: The sensation 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.
Subject Liberty -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Liberty -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Liberty -- Philosophy.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Politics and government.
Liberty -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00997259
Liberty -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00997261
Liberty -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00997276
National characteristics, American. (OCoLC)fst01033342
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781400044474

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