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Liberty

Author : Marie-Therese Rieber
ISBN : 1783130202
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This lavishly illustrated, official book showcases the heritage and innovation of Liberty, a one-of-a-kind London department store that has served as tastemaker to the public since 1875. "Liberty is the chosen resort of the artistic shopper."-- Oscar Wilde Since 1875, Liberty has been synonymous with luxury. Known for its eclectic, avant-garde design, the store features a unique blend of bohemian opulence and expert craftsmanship. Liberty: The History showcases the beginnings of the brand, from Arthur Liberty's "Eastern Bazaar" to the store's Art Nouveau furniture, jewelry, and clothing, from its whimsical window display to its iconic Art Fabrics. This fascinating volume also explores the innovations in design and printmaking that keep Liberty at the forefront of the fashion and textile industries. Arthur Liberty's intuitive vision and pioneering spirit led him to travel the world looking for individual pieces to inspire and excite his discerning clientele--and it is this vision that still prevails and is celebrated in this treasure trove of images, many previously unseen, from the store's archives and vaults.
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The Promises Of Liberty

Author : Alexander Tsesis
ISBN : 9780231141444
Genre : History
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In these original essays, America's leading historians and legal scholars reassess the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and its relevance to issues of liberty, justice, and equality. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, reasserting the radical, egalitarian dimensions of the Constitution. It also laid the foundations for future civil rights and social justice legislation. Yet subsequent reinterpretation and misappropriation have curbed more substantive change. With constitutional jurisprudence undergoing a revival, The Promises of Liberty provides a full portrait of the Thirteenth Amendment and its potential for ensuring liberty. The collection begins with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Brion Davis, who discusses the failure of the Thirteenth Amendment to achieve its framers' objectives. The next piece, by Alexander Tsesis, provides a detailed account of the Amendment's revolutionary character. James M. McPherson, another Pulitzer recipient, recounts the influence of abolitionists on the ratification process, and Paul Finkelman focuses on who freed the slaves and President Lincoln's commitment to ending slavery. Michael Vorenberg revisits the nineteenth century's understanding of freedom and citizenship and the Amendment's surprisingly small role in the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction periods. William M. Wiecek shows how the Supreme Court's narrow interpretation once rendered the guarantee of freedom nearly illusory, and the collection's third Pulitzer Prize winner, David M. Oshinsky, explains how peonage undermined the prohibition against compulsory service. Subsequent essays relate the Thirteenth Amendment to congressional authority, hate crimes legislation, the labor movement, and immigrant rights. These chapters analyze unique features of the amendment along with its elusive meanings and affirm its power to reform criminal and immigration law, affirmative action policies, and the protection of civil liberties.
Category: History

Liberty And Freedom

Author : David Hackett Fischer
ISBN : 0195162536
Genre : History
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The bestselling author of "Washington's Crossing" and "Albion's Seed" offers a strikingly original history of America's founding principles. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. 400+ illustrations, 250 in full color.
Category: History

A Brief History Of Liberty

Author : David Schmidtz
ISBN : 9781444358797
Genre : Political Science
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Through a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, A Brief History of Liberty provides a comprehensive, philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of one of our most cherished ideals. Offers a succinct yet thorough survey of personal freedom Explores the true meaning of liberty, drawing philosophical lessons about liberty from history Considers the writings of key historical figures from Socrates and Erasmus to Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and Adam Smith Combines philosophical rigor with social scientific analysis Argues that liberty refers to a range of related but specific ideas rather than limiting the concept to one definition
Category: Political Science

The System Of Liberty

Author : George H. Smith
ISBN : 9781107005075
Genre : Political Science
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Liberal individualism, or "classical liberalism" as it is often called, refers to a political philosophy in which liberty plays the central role. This book demonstrates a conceptual unity within the manifestations of classical liberalism by tracing the history of several interrelated and reinforcing themes. Concepts such as order, justice, rights, and freedom have imparted unity to this diverse political ideology by integrating context and meaning. However, they have also sparked conflict, as classical liberals split on a number of issues, such as legitimate exceptions to the "presumption of liberty," the meaning of "the public good," natural rights versus utilitarianism, the role of the state in education, and the rights of resistance and revolution. This book explores these conflicts and their implications for contemporary liberal and libertarian thought.
Category: Political Science

In The Shadow Of Liberty

Author : Kenneth C. Davis
ISBN : 9781627793124
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Did you know that many of America’s Founding Fathers—who fought for liberty and justice for all—were slave owners? Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy—that a nation “conceived in liberty” was also born in shackles. These stories help us know the real people who were essential to the birth of this nation but traditionally have been left out of the history books. Their stories are true—and they should be heard. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.
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History After Liberty

Author : Thomas Strunk
ISBN : 9780472130207
Genre : History
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Examines Tacitus' understanding of political liberty through his portrayals of Roman emperors and senators
Category: History

Liberty In Hume S History Of England

Author : N. Capaldi
ISBN : 9789400905351
Genre : Philosophy
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LIBERTY IN HUME'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND In his own lifetime, Hume was feted by his admirers as a great historian, and even his enemies conceded that he was a controversial historian with whom one had to reckon. On the other hand, Hume failed to achieve positive recognition for his philosophical views. It was Hume's History of England that played an influential role in public policy debate during the eighteenth century in both Great Britain and in the United States. Hume's Hist01Y of England passed through seven editions and was beginning to be perceived as a classic before Hume's death. Voltaire, as an historian, considered it "perhaps the best ever written in any lan guage. " Gibbon greatly admired Hume's work and said, of a letter written by Hume in 1776 praising the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, that a compliment from Hume "overpaid the labor of ten years. " After Hume's death on August 20, 1776, the History became a factor in the revolutionary events that began to unfold. Louis XVI was a close student of Hume's History, and his valet records that, upon having learned that the Convention had voted the death penalty, the King asked for the volume in Hume's History covering the trial and execution of Charles I to read in the days that remained. But if Louis XVI found the consolations of philosophical history in the Stuart volumes, Thomas Jefferson saw in them a cause for alarm.
Category: Philosophy

History Of The German Struggle For Liberty

Author : Poultney Bigelow
ISBN : 1113038934
Genre : History
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In Two Volumes. This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.
Category: History

The Triumph Of Liberty

Author : Jim Powell
ISBN : UVA:X004415834
Genre : History
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Contains biographical portraits of the men and women throughout history who have fought for liberty and freedom.
Category: History

Lord Acton S History Of Liberty

Author : George Watson
ISBN : UOM:39015008948559
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first full-length study of Lord Acton's History of Liberty. It is the first edited text of Lord Acton's notes made towards one of the great unwritten books of the nineteenth century. Herbert Butterfield once described Acton as by far the greatest historical thinker that England has ever had. A friend of Gladstone and a member first of the House of Commons and then of the Lords, he accumulated a vast library, most of which is now in the University Library in Cambridge. It represents a man of cosmopolitan interests, both as a campaigner against Papal Infallibility and then, after 1870, for liberal causes. George Watson's text is a full account of the surviving books and papers. Acton's projected masterpiece, however, - the history of liberty on which he worked intensively, mainly in the years 1877 to 1883 - never emerged beyond a series of notes. In this book, George Watson presents a text of those notes. They offer many examples of Acton's liberal philosophy and epigrammatic style.
Category: Literary Criticism

Empire Of Liberty

Author : Gordon S. Wood
ISBN : 0199741093
Genre : Political Science
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The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, two New York Times bestsellers, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Now, in the newest volume in the series, one of America's most esteemed historians, Gordon S. Wood, offers a brilliant account of the early American Republic, ranging from 1789 and the beginning of the national government to the end of the War of 1812. As Wood reveals, the period was marked by tumultuous change in all aspects of American life--in politics, society, economy, and culture. The men who founded the new government had high hopes for the future, but few of their hopes and dreams worked out quite as they expected. They hated political parties but parties nonetheless emerged. Some wanted the United States to become a great fiscal-military state like those of Britain and France; others wanted the country to remain a rural agricultural state very different from the European states. Instead, by 1815 the United States became something neither group anticipated. Many leaders expected American culture to flourish and surpass that of Europe; instead it became popularized and vulgarized. The leaders also hope to see the end of slavery; instead, despite the release of many slaves and the end of slavery in the North, slavery was stronger in 1815 than it had been in 1789. Many wanted to avoid entanglements with Europe, but instead the country became involved in Europe's wars and ended up waging another war with the former mother country. Still, with a new generation emerging by 1815, most Americans were confident and optimistic about the future of their country. Named a New York Times Notable Book, Empire of Liberty offers a marvelous account of this pivotal era when America took its first unsteady steps as a new and rapidly expanding nation.
Category: Political Science

Illinois Liberty Lines

Author : Delores T. Saunders
ISBN : WISC:89066454992
Genre : Antislavery movements
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