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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Capitalism and Freedom

Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Author: Milton Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226264189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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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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Why Gold?

The One Sure Cure for Inflation and Economic Tyranny

Author: Leslie Snyder Bates

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449038212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Why Gold? explains how our crises of unemployment, business failures, healthcare, bail outs, inflation, federal debt, and big government are intentionally created by the government using inflation, the fractional reserve banking system, and deficit spending (a scheme for the hidden confiscation of wealth) made possible by the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve has usurped power and control over our country. The Fed has caused severe boom and bust periods through its monetary policies. Inflation cannot be a permanent policy because it must result in a complete annihilation of the dollar. This country cannot remain free if the Federal Reserve is permitted to exist. Why Gold? explains why the Constitution made only gold and silver money. The gold standard is the best proven method to ensure economic and political freedom for America. Leslie Snyder Bates simplifies the understanding of gold, money, and freedom. Why Gold? offers a plan for economic stability through a successful return to the gold standard. Without returning to the gold standard, Bates asserts, inflation will cost us our freedom and individual rights.
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Step Into Africa

Author: Caroline Starbird,Amy Bahrenburg

Publisher: University of Denver, CTIR

ISBN: 9780943804873

Category: Africa

Page: 114

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Contains a series of lessons designed to provide young students with a look at contemporary Africa and give them an appreciation of the diversity of nations and cultures found on the continent. Lessons are based on readings from: Africa is not a country / Margy Burns Knight and Mark Melnicove. Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c2000.
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Liberty and Freedom

A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883076

Category: History

Page: 864

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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.
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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.
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World of Faith and Freedom

Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Author: Thomas F. Farr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019988451X

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Virtually every trouble spot on the planet has some sort of religious component. One need only consider Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and Palestine, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Russia, and China, to name but a few. Looming behind national issues, of course, is the problem of regional Islamist extremism and transnational Islamist terrorism. In all of these sectors, religious tensions, ideas and actors are of great geo-political importance to the United States. Yet, argues Thomas Farr, our foreign policy is gravely handicapped by an inability to understand the role of religion either nationally or globally. There is a strong disinclination in American diplomacy to consider religious factors at all, either as part of the problem or part of the solution. In this engaging and well-written insider account, Farr offers a closely reasoned argument that religious freedom, the freedom to practice one's own religion in private and in public, is an essential prerequisite for a stable, durable democratic society. If the U.S. wants to foster democracy that lasts, he says, it must focus on fostering religious liberty, especially in its public manifestations, properly limited in a way that advances the common good. Although we ourselves have developed a remarkably successful model of religious freedom, our foreign policy favors an aggressive secularism that is at odds with the American model. It is essential, says Farr, that we take an approach that recognizes the great importance of religion in people's lives.
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The North American Review

Author: Jared Sparks,Edward Everett,James Russell Lowell,Henry Cabot Lodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: North American review and miscellaneous journal

Page: N.A

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Vols. 277-230, no. 2 include Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.
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The Bretton Woods-GATT System

Retrospect and Prospect After Fifty Years

Author: Orin Kirshner,Edward Morris Bernstein,Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563246302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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Consists of over twenty papers produced for the Bretton Woods revisited conference, which was convened by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy held in Bretton Woods, N.H., October 15-17, 1994.
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The Romantics

Author: Peter Brandvold

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429971231

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The Romantics is a thrilling adventure shot through with danger and heroism, with greed and jealousy, and with love and honor. The daughter of a Hispanic landowner, Marina Clark has been given a map that purports to lead the way to a hidden cache of Spanish gold. To her husband, Adrian, his beautiful wife and her map are the keys to restoring his family's fortunes and honor, both lost during the Civil War. The Clarks' guide through sun- and sand-blasted lands of what will one day become the American Southwest is Jack Cameron, a deadly shot who has won fame as an Indian scout. It should be an easy trip, assuming they can avoid marauding Apaches and greedy Mexican rurales. But the Clarks are not the only ones seeking the gold. Gaston Bachelard, a former Confederate Army officer turned bandit, is hot on the Clarks' trail, eager to use the Spanish gold to fuel a revolution in Texas. Bachelard will kill anyone who stands in his way. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Land and Freedom

Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party Politics in Antebellum New York

Author: Reeve Huston

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195158229

Category: History

Page: 291

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"In a masterful achievement, Reeve Huston restores the Anti-Rent Wars to its vital place in the history of the antebellum north, describing a struggle that even in failure reshaped society and politics in New York." John L. Brook, Tufts University "It has all the markings of a classic piece of scholarship."--Sean Wilentz, Princeton University
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Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Author: Mary P. Nichols

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080145557X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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In Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom, Mary P. Nichols argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides' thought. Through her close reading of his History of the Peloponnesian War, she explores the manifestations of this theme. Cities and individuals in Thucydides' history take freedom as their goal, whether they claim to possess it and want to maintain it or whether they desire to attain it for themselves or others. Freedom is the goal of both antagonists in the Peloponnesian War, Sparta and Athens, although in different ways. One of the fullest expressions of freedom can be seen in the rhetoric of Thucydides’ Pericles, especially in his famous funeral oration. More than simply documenting the struggle for freedom, however, Thucydides himself is taking freedom as his cause. On the one hand, he demonstrates that freedom makes possible human excellence, including courage, self-restraint, deliberation, and judgment, which support freedom in turn. On the other hand, the pursuit of freedom, in one’s own regime and in the world at large, clashes with interests and material necessity, and indeed the very passions required for its support. Thucydides’ work, which he himself considered a possession for all time, therefore speaks very much to our time, encouraging the defense of freedom while warning of the limits and dangers in doing so. The powerful must defend freedom, Thucydides teaches, but beware that the cost not become freedom itself.
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The Crosswinds of Freedom

1932–1988

Author: James MacGregor Burns

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453245200

Category: History

Page: 870

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A Pulitzer Prize winner’s “immensely readable” history of the United States from FDR’s election to the final days of the Cold War (Publishers Weekly). The Crosswinds of Freedom is an articulate and incisive examination of the United States during its rise to become the world’s sole superpower. Here is a young democracy transformed by the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, the rapid pace of technological change, and the distinct visions of nine presidents. Spanning fifty-six years and touching on many corners of the nation’s complex cultural tapestry, Burns’s work is a remarkable look at the forces that gave rise to the “American Century.”
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Prisoners of Freedom

Human Rights and the African Poor

Author: Harri Englund

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520940093

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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In this vivid ethnography, Harri Englund investigates how ideas of freedom impede struggles against poverty and injustice in emerging democracies. Reaching beyond a narrow focus on the national elite, Prisoners of Freedom shows how foreign aid and human rights activism hamper the pursuit of democratic citizenship in Africa. The book explores how activists’ aspirations of self-improvement, pursued under harsh economic conditions, find in the human rights discourse a new means to distinguish oneself from the poor masses. Among expatriates, the emphasis on abstract human rights avoids confrontations with the political and business elites. Drawing on long-term research among the Malawian poor, Englund brings to life the personal circumstances of Malawian human rights activists, their expatriate benefactors, and the urban and rural poor as he develops a fresh perspective on freedom—one that recognizes the significance of debt, obligation, and civil virtues.
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5 Steps to Freedom

How to Cut Your Dependence on Institutions and Escape Financial Slavery

Author: Jeff Nabers,Phoebe Chongchua

Publisher: Direct Knowledge Publishers

ISBN: 0982431309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

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Nabers and Chongchua reveal illusions that create an invisible bondage that stands in people's way of being able to keep what they have and live the life they want. They examine a dozen real-life case studies to show how to escape financial slavery.
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Wings of Freedom

Author: Ratan Kaul

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd

ISBN: 9384226467

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

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In the turbulent backdrop of India’s struggle for freedom in British India, destiny brings together Raju, a young Indian aspiring to be a revolutionary and Eileen, the teenage daughter of a British officer. Will their relationship survive the societal pressures, cultural divide, and the political turmoil? It is the year 1911. King George the Fifth is due in Delhi for his coronation celebration. A devastating fire in the royal camp gives rise to speculations of sabotage and an assassination attempt by the Indian revolutionaries. In the aftermath of this sensational event, Raju, a college student, struggling to establish his identity in the charged atmosphere of India’s freedom struggle, is caught up in the vortex of violent passions, as two of his innocent friends are made scapegoats for the blaze, by the police and murdered. Raju’s relentless journey against colonial rule and the economic exploitation of India begins. An effervescent romance with Eileen keeps Raju inspired in their roller-coaster ride through the backdrop of British imperialism, turbulent political conflicts, and the fury of the freedom revolution. “Wings of Freedom” is a novel about British India, with a difference, as an Indian author, Ratan Kaul, brings out this tumultuous era from an Indian point of view.
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