Foreword by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush -- Ordinary people -- Independence -- Revolution -- Liberty for all? -- Wake up, America -- A fatal contradiction -- A war to end slavery -- What is freedom? -- Whose land is this? -- Working for freedom -- Yearning to breathe free -- Safe for democracy? -- Depression and war -- Democracy and struggles -- Let freedom ring -- Marching to freedom land -- Becoming free -- Declaration of Independence -- Freedom in the Constitution.
The companion volume to a major 16-part PBS series brings the story of the United States as viewed through the inspiring fight to uphold the ideal of freedom--from the forging of the Declaration of Independence to the power behind the Civil Rights movement to the challenge the nation faces following the terrorist attacks of September 11.