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The Resource The boisterous sea of liberty : a documentary history of America from discovery through the Civil War, [edited by] David Brion Davis and Steven Mintz

The boisterous sea of liberty : a documentary history of America from discovery through the Civil War, [edited by] David Brion Davis and Steven Mintz

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The boisterous sea of liberty : a documentary history of America from discovery through the Civil War
Title
The boisterous sea of liberty
Title remainder
a documentary history of America from discovery through the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] David Brion Davis and Steven Mintz
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a gold mine of primary documents - including letters, diary entries, personal narratives, political speeches, broadsides, trial transcripts, and contemporary newspaper articles - The Boisterous Sea of Liberty brings the past to life in a way few histories ever do. Here is a panoramic look at American history from the voyages of Columbus through the bloody Civil War, as captured in the words of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe and many other historical figures, both famous and obscure. In these pieces, the living voices of the past speak to us from opposing viewpoints - from the vantage point of loyalists as well as patriots, slaves as well as masters - providing a more sophisticated understanding of the forces that have shaped our society, from the power of public opinion to the nearly absolute power of the slaveholder. The Boisterous Sea of Liberty is a documentary history of America, which uses the first-person testimony to reconstruct the basic forces, events, ideas, and struggles that shaped American society during its formative era. It places the defining documents of American history in their proper context and presents a lively and innovative interpretation of our history from earliest colonization through the Civil War.--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
E187
LC item number
.B65 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davis, David Brion
  • Mintz, Steven
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Race relations
  • Social conditions
  • United States
Label
The boisterous sea of liberty : a documentary history of America from discovery through the Civil War, [edited by] David Brion Davis and Steven Mintz
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 5. The
  • Age of revolution, 1765-1825
  • Part 6.
  • Creating a new nation
  • Part 7.
  • Antebellum America
  • Part 8.
  • Civil War
  • Part 1.
  • First encounters
  • Part 2.
  • European colonization north of Mexico
  • Part 3.
  • Land of contrasts
  • Part 4.
  • Seven Years' War
Control code
39052548
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxi, 572 pages
Isbn
9780195116700
Lccn
98007332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)39052548
Label
The boisterous sea of liberty : a documentary history of America from discovery through the Civil War, [edited by] David Brion Davis and Steven Mintz
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 5. The
  • Age of revolution, 1765-1825
  • Part 6.
  • Creating a new nation
  • Part 7.
  • Antebellum America
  • Part 8.
  • Civil War
  • Part 1.
  • First encounters
  • Part 2.
  • European colonization north of Mexico
  • Part 3.
  • Land of contrasts
  • Part 4.
  • Seven Years' War
Control code
39052548
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxi, 572 pages
Isbn
9780195116700
Lccn
98007332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)39052548

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