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Published: 31 August 1995

752 Pages | tables, 16 maps

ISBN: 9780198205722

Bookseller Code (04)

The Limits of Liberty

American History, 1607-1992

Second Edition

Maldwyn A. Jones

Short Oxford History of the Modern World

Now updated to examine the conservative revival of the 1980s and the presidential elections of 1992, this sweeping narrative of the American past from the earliest colonial settlements is more timely than ever. Jones traces the political, intellectual, economic, and cultural development of a distinctive American society, without losing sight of its continued connections with the Old World. Swelled by a continuous flood of immigration, the population of the United States spread with astonishing rapidity over a vast continent, evolving a new system of government and creating extraordinary wealth. The Limits of Liberty assesses not only these epic achievements, but also the tensions and limitations of the society behind the "American Dream".


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