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

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The founding Fathers based the American system on principles of equality and freedom, but often people who made America their home faced inequality, injustice, and legal discrimination. The Free and the Unfree documents what happened when Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants, religious minorities, and women tested America's humanitarian and democratic principles...more
Paperback, Third Revised Edition, 512 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Penguin (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
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.
Dave
Erudite but overreaching treatise on how the disenfranchised have been mistreated in the US.
Robert
American history from a different perspective. Very good read.
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