Liberty for All? A History of US: Book 5

by Joy Hakim

Hardcover, 1994

Status

Available

Local notes

973.6 Hak

Barcode

6099

Collection

Publication

Oxford University Press (1994), Edition: First Edition, 192 pages

Description

Discusses the period of growth in American history prior to the Civil War, describing the lives of people from a variety of backgrounds, including Jedediah Smith, Emily Dickinson, John James Audubon, and Sojourner Truth.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1993

Physical description

192 p.; 9.56 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member Hamburgerclan
Book Five of A History of US is both the same old, same old and something different. Ms. Hakim actually backs up a bit and looks again at some of the years covered in Volume 4. But whereas in The New Nation she focused more on the political events of the era, in this volume she takes a more
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cultural path. Liberty for All? follows the mountain men, the forty-niners, the Mormons, the whalers, the suffragettes, the authors, poets and painters who all added to the tapestry of America. Of course, running throughout the book is the issue of slavery, which built up over the years. The book ends in 1860 with the fuse burning and the powder keg ready to explode.
--J.
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Pages

192

Rating

½ (16 ratings; 3.9)
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