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Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader
The history of civil rights in the United States is usually analyzed and interpreted through the lenses of modern conservatism and progressive liberalism. In Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader, author Jonathan Bean argues that the historical record does not conveniently fit into either of these categories and that knowledge of the American classical liberal ...more
Paperback, 331 pages
Published June 18th 2009 by University Press of Kentucky
(first published January 1st 2009)
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Race and Liberty in America is an easy-to-read collection of information from original sources. It touches on many important aspects of history--many that still affect us in one way or another. It touches on slavery, immigration, employment, and others. I found it extremely helpful in sorting out today's immigration debate, which sounds very similar to the debate that occured in the late 1800's when the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed. I recommend it to liberals, conservatives, and everyone in ...more