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The Free and the Unfree: A New History of the United States

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Although European expansion was the driving force that first opened up the frontier land called America, the growth of the new nation would be forged over the centuries by the diverse peoples who stuggled to make it their home. But not everyone who made a home in the country that carved democracy out of tyranny was accepted as a full American citizen - when the democratic, ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Second Edition, 480 pages
Published July 15th 1992 by Penguin Books (first published 1977)
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Federica
’flagging the homeland daily’
... this reminding is so familiar, so continual, that it is not consciously registered as reminding. The metonymic image of banal nationalism is not a flag which is being consciously waved with fervent passion; it is a flag hanging unnoticed on the public building.
(Billig, 1995: 8)
Adrian Colesberry
May 10, 2009 Adrian Colesberry rated it it was amazing
A revisionist history of the US from a populist POV. Quite salutary to read about eras with which you are familiar from a different angle.
Robert
Jul 21, 2011 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
American history from a different perspective. Very good read.
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Erudite but overreaching treatise on how the disenfranchised have been mistreated in the US.
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