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The two faces of American freedom

Author: Aziz Rana
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
""A strikingly original and powerful account of American political culture."--JedediAh Pubdy. Duke Law School" ""Will put the concept of settler freedom on the map of scholarship on American political thought, political development, and democratic theory."--Rocers Smith, University of Pennsylvania" ""This is a genuinely important book, offering a fundamental reinterpretation of American constitutional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aziz Rana
ISBN: 9780674048973 0674048970
OCLC Number: 542263568
Description: [xi], 415 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Liberty and empire in the American experience --
Settler revolt and the foundations of American freedom --
Citizens and subjects in postcolonial America --
The populist challenge and the unraveling of settler society --
Plebiscitary politics and the new constitutional order --
Conclusion : Democracy and inclusion in the age of American hegemony.
Responsibility: Aziz Rana.


Reinterprets the American political tradition from the colonial period to modern times, placing issues of race relations, immigration, and presidentialism in the context of shifting notions of empire  Read more...
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[An] ambitious and thoughtful book..."The Two Faces of American Freedom "[is] a challenging and often compelling book. It is well written, full of fresh interpretations of familiar debates, and Read more...

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