Gold and Freedom

The Political Economy of Reconstruction

Author: Nicolas Barreyre

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813937752

Category: History

Page: 336

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Historians have long treated Reconstruction primarily as a southern concern isolated from broader national political developments. Yet at its core, Reconstruction was a battle for the legacy of the Civil War that would determine the political fate not only of the South but of the nation. In Gold and Freedom, Nicolas Barreyre recovers the story of how economic issues became central to American politics after the war. The idea that a financial debate was as important for Reconstruction as emancipation may seem remarkable, but the war created economic issues that all Americans, not just southerners, had to grapple with, including a huge debt, an inconvertible paper currency, high taxation, and tariffs. Alongside the key issues of race and citizenship, the struggle with the new economic model and the type of society it created pervaded the entire country. Both were legacies of war. Both were fought over by the same citizens in a newly reunited nation. It was thus impossible for such closely related debates to proceed independently. A truly groundbreaking work, Gold and Freedom shows how much the fate of Reconstruction—and the political world it ultimately created—owed to northern sectional divisions, revealing important links between race and economy, as well as region and nation, not previously recognized.
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Gold and Freedom

The Political Economy of Reconstruction

Author: Nicolas Barreyre

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813937752

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2953

Historians have long treated Reconstruction primarily as a southern concern isolated from broader national political developments. Yet at its core, Reconstruction was a battle for the legacy of the Civil War that would determine the political fate not only of the South but of the nation. In Gold and Freedom, Nicolas Barreyre recovers the story of how economic issues became central to American politics after the war. The idea that a financial debate was as important for Reconstruction as emancipation may seem remarkable, but the war created economic issues that all Americans, not just southerners, had to grapple with, including a huge debt, an inconvertible paper currency, high taxation, and tariffs. Alongside the key issues of race and citizenship, the struggle with the new economic model and the type of society it created pervaded the entire country. Both were legacies of war. Both were fought over by the same citizens in a newly reunited nation. It was thus impossible for such closely related debates to proceed independently. A truly groundbreaking work, Gold and Freedom shows how much the fate of Reconstruction—and the political world it ultimately created—owed to northern sectional divisions, revealing important links between race and economy, as well as region and nation, not previously recognized.
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Gold of Freedom

Author: Charles E. Winter

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417990726

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 6859

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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Speaking of Freedom

The Collected Speeches

Author: George H.W. Bush

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439148792

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Through the lens of more than forty speeches from his presidency, George H. W. Bush takes a special look back on the momentous global events of 1989-1992 -- the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the liberation of Kuwait, to name a few -- and reminisces about what it was like to be president through such unprecedented times. Choosing from among the hundreds of speeches he gave while in office, former president Bush selects those that meant the most to him and introduces each one with candid comments recalling the circumstances and events leading up to it. "Although now in hindsight it seems that the end results were almost preordained, at the time no one knew what would happen next. Nothing was 'inevitable' at all. We learned quickly that words mattered," he writes in the opening pages of Speaking of Freedom. Selections throughout the book bring back the fascinating times of Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev, Václav Havel, and even Saddam Hussein -- when we watched as the idea of freedom seemed to spread all over the world. It was a stunning time in world history, and in these speeches the forty-first president observes it from his perspective as commander in chief, diplomat, politician, navy pilot, and grandfather. While many of the speeches deal with foreign affairs, others cover freedom's spread within the United States, including the signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and the historic Clean Air Act of 1990. President Bush's voice comes across perhaps most clearly when he is calling young people to lead a life of meaning and adventure that results only from serving others. Showcasing President Bush's usual charm, self-deprecating wit, and sharp perception, these speeches mark the moments -- large and small -- that defined his presidency. Through his words that motivated people all around the world to become involved in ideas that were bigger than themselves, George H. W. Bush shows us what it means to be "speaking of freedom."
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Secularism

Politics, Religion, and Freedom

Author: Andrew Copson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198809131

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Until the modern period the integration of church (or other religion) and state (or political life) had been taken for granted. The political order was always tied to an official religion in Christian Europe, pre-Christian Europe, and in the Arabic world. But from the eighteenth century onwards, some European states began to set up their political order on a different basis. Not religion, but the rule of law through non-religious values embedded in constitutions became the foundation of some states -- a movement we now call secularism. In others, a de facto secularism emerged as political values and civil and criminal law altered their professed foundation from a shared religion to a non-religious basis. Today secularism is an increasingly hot topic in public, political, and religious debate across the globe. It is embodied in the conflict between secular republics -- from the US to India -- and the challenges they face from resurgent religious identity politics; in the challenges faced by religious states like those of the Arab world from insurgent secularists; and in states like China where calls for freedom of belief are challenging a state imposed non-religious worldview. In this short introduction Andrew Copson tells the story of secularism, taking in momentous episodes in world history, such as the great transition of Europe from religious orthodoxy to pluralism, the global struggle for human rights and democracy, and the origins of modernity. He also considers the role of secularism when engaging with some of the most contentious political and legal issues of our time: "blasphemy," "apostasy," religious persecution, religious discrimination, religious schools, and freedom of belief and thought in a divided world.
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Yoga

Immortality and Freedom

Author: Mircea Eliade,Willard Ropes Trask,David Gordon White

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691142036

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 536

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Lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, this book provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century.
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Capitalism and Freedom

Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Author: Milton Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226264189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 2303

Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war" How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on.
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Rich Dad's Advisors: Guide to Investing In Gold and Silver

Everything You Need to Know to Profit from Precious Metals Now

Author: Michael Maloney

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 0446544647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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"Throughout the ages, many things have been used as currency: livestock, grains, spices, shells, beads, and now paper. But only two things have ever been money: gold and silver. When paper money becomes too abundant, and thus loses its value, man always turns back to precious metals. During these times there is always an enormous wealth transfer, and it is within your power to transfer that wealth away from you or toward you." --Michael Maloney, precious metals investment expert and historian; founder and principal, Gold & Silver, Inc. The Advanced Guide to Investing Gold and Silver tells readers: The essential history of economic cycles that make gold and silver the ultimate monetary standard. How the U.S. government is driving inflation by diluting our money supply and weakening our purchasing power Why precious metals are one of the most profitable, easiest, and safest investments you can make Where, when, and how to invest your money and realize maximum returns, no matter what the economy's state Essential advice on avoiding the middleman and taking control of your financial destiny by making your investments directly.
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Journal of Peace, Prosperity and Freedom

Volume 2 (2013)

Author: Tim Andrews,Sukrit Sabhlok,Andrew Dahdal

Publisher: Createspace Publishing

ISBN: 149594946X

Category: Law

Page: 164

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ARTICLES IN VOLUME 2 (2013) ‘The High Court’s Attack on Federalism’, By Tim Andrews; ‘The Constitutionality of Fiat Paper Money in Australia: Fidelity or Convenience?’, By Andrew Dahdal; ‘Taking a Little off the Top: How Henry VIII and Edward VI Destroyed the Value of England’s Currency’ By Marcus M. Witcher ‘Free Markets, Competition and Medical Practice’ By Brian Bedkober ‘A Strategy for the Fourth Estate in a World Engulfed by Narrative’ By Vinay Kolhatkar ‘Departurism Redeemed – A Response to Walter Block’s ‘Evictionism is Libertarian; Departurism is Not: Critical Comment on Parr’ By Sean Parr ‘Rejoinder to Parr on Evictionism and Departurism’ By Walter Block BOOK REVIEWS The Harm in Hate Speech By David Gordon Where Keynes Went Wrong: And Why World Governments Keep Creating Inflation, Bubbles and Busts By Vinay Kolhatkar Beyond Democracy By Sukrit Sabhlok; Against Intellectual Monopoly, By Jeffrey Tucker; Betrayal of the American Right, By Andrew Dahdal.
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Gold

The Final Standard

Author: Nathan Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781544619446

Category: Business cycles

Page: 310

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An eBook in .pdf is available at: newworldeconomics.com. This is the third book on the topic of gold-based monetary systems by Nathan Lewis, following Gold: the Once and Future Money (2007) and Gold: the Monetary Polaris (2013). It builds upon the principles expressed in those first two books, and takes a historical approach to humans' long experience with gold- and silver-based monetary systems.
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Legend Of Freedom Hill

Author: Linda Jacobs Altman

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606301275

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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During the California Gold Rush Rosabel, an African American, and Sophie, a Jew, team up and search for gold to buy Rosabel's mother her freedom from a slave catcher.
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Faith and Freedom

Author: Stopford Augustus Brooke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sermons, English

Page: 342

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The California Gold Rush

Author: R. Conrad Stein

Publisher: Children's Press

ISBN: 9780516066912

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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Dramatic and defining moments in American history come vividly the life in the Cornerstones of Freedom series.
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Hurry Freedom

African Americans in Gold Rush California

Author: Jerry Stanley

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 85

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Recounts the history of African Americans in California during the Gold Rush while focusing on the life and work of Mifflin Gibbs.
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Diamonds, Gold and War

The Making of South Africa

Author: Martin Meredith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780743286145

Category: Afrikaners

Page: 570

View: 9579

Provides the definitive history of one of the most dynamic and contradictory countries in the world - South Africa, which was built on turmoil and revolution, on reputation and greed, and on battles and bloodshed.
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Strands of Bronze and Gold

Author: Jane Nickerson

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307976068

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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The Bluebeard fairy tale retold. . . . When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi. Sophie has always longed for a comfortable life, and she finds herself both attracted to and shocked by the charm and easy manners of her overgenerous guardian. But as she begins to piece together the mystery of his past, it’s as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wives—all with hair as red as her own—in the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows she’s trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressac’s intoxicating world. Glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut—a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tale.
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The Case for Gold, Second Edition

Author: Ron Paul

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610165055

Category: Currency question

Page: 227

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This is the LvMI 2nd Edition! Pocket sized 5" x 7" and with a new foreword by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Here is the revolutionary book on monetary reform - brilliant, compelling, clear, with specific reforms to do now - in an edition for global distribution. See the price. And the format is really a pocket edition edition: extremely small format that is super convenient. This edition is specifically designed to be purchased in large quantities. Had the U.S. followed the recommendations of this wonderful report when it came out in 1982, there would have been no housing bubble, no gigantic government debt, no depression, no economic upheaval, no high unemployment, and no international turmoil. This was a window of opportunity for reform. This is proof that Ron was right. In 1982, Ron Paul served on the U.S. Gold Commission to evaluate the role of gold in the monetary system. In fact, the Commission was his idea. It was carrying forth a promise made in the Republican platform. Back then, Republicans at least made noises about favoring a gold standard based on a gold dollar. Ron couldn't pick the members, so from the beginning, the deck was stacked. The majority was dominated by monetarists, who saw gold as too scarce and paper as just fine. Ron Paul's team was ready, however, with this marvelous minority report. Rarely has a dissent on a government commission done so much good! The result was The Case for Gold, and it was the greatest result of the commission. It covers the history of gold in the United States, explains that its breakdown was caused by governments, and explains the merit of having sound money: prices reflect market realities, government stays in check, and the people retain their freedom. The recommendations include re-establishing a gold standard and a gold dollar in addition to permitting monetary competition and the private production of moneys. The scholarship and rigor impressed even the critics of the minority. Ron and Lewis Lehrman worked with a team of economists that included Murray Rothbard, so it is hardly surprising that such a book would result. It still holds up as an excellent blueprint for moving beyond paper money and into the age of sound money. In particular, Ron favors complete monetary freedom to use any commodity as money, to make contracts in any money, and an end to the monopolization and printing power of the Federal Reserve. There is a strong piece of history in this book. Not since the 19th century has a political figure made such a sweeping and devastating case for radical monetary reform. This congressman ran circles around even the experts at the Fed. A dazzling performance indeed, and an inspiring and learned book. This remains the best possible case for a gold dollar and monetary freedom in print in our times. The pocket edition is the ideal format to give this book the attention and influence it deserves.
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God and Gold

Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World

Author: Walter Russell Mead

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307472728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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A stunningly insightful account of the global political and economic system, sustained first by Britain and now by America, that has created the modern world. The key to the two countries' predominance, Mead argues, lies in the individualistic ideology inherent in the Anglo-American religion. Over the years Britain and America's liberal democratic system has been repeatedly challeged—by Catholic Spain and Louis XIV, the Nazis, communists, and Al Qaeda—and for the most part, it has prevailed. But the current conflicts in the Middle East threaten to change that record unless we foster a deeper understanding of the conflicts between the liberal world system and its foes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Jump Ship to Freedom

Author: James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier

Publisher: AudioGO

ISBN: 162064200X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

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Young Daniel Arabus and his mother are slaves in the house of Captain Ivers of Stratford, Connecticut. By law they should be free, since Daniel's father fought in the Revolutionary army and earned enough in soldiers' notes to buy his family's freedom. But now Daniel's father is dead, and Mrs. Ivers has taken the notes from his mother. When Daniel bravely steals the notes back, a furious Captain Ivers forces him aboard a ship bound for the West Indies--and certain slavery. Even if Daniel can manage to jump ship in New York, will he be able to travel the long and dangerous road to freedom?
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