The American Republic

The American Republic

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eBook - 2002
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The American Republic overcomes that knowledge gap by providing, in a single volume, critical, original documents revealing the character of American discourse on the nature and importance of local government, the purposes of federal union, and the role of religion and tradition in forming America's drive for liberty. These readings, along with explanatory notes to help readers understand the background and context of each document, represent opposite sides of important debates and clarify such concepts as American independence, religious establishment, and slavery. By presenting the perspectives of America's varied traditions, this volume helps students learn how they might judge the strengths and weaknesses of the conflicting visions that have shaped American history. The American Republic is divided into nine sections, each illustrating major philosophical, cultural, and policy positions at issue during crucial eras of American development. Readers will find documentary evidence of the purposes behind European settlement, American response to English acts, the pervasive role of religion in early American public life, and perspectives in the debate over independence.
Publisher: Indianapolis : Liberty Fund, Ă2002
ISBN: 9781614877974
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 743 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Frohnen, Bruce


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