Give Me Liberty: America’s Colonial Heritage by Franklin Folsom lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Rand McNally & Company, 1974, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Give Me Liberty is a new kind of book about the creation of the United States. It brings together dozens of true stories about events that led up to 1776. It highlights the bumptious colonial people who demanded increased freedom in order to fulfil themselves. And it is a guidebook to visitable places connected with significant but often forgotten episodes in the two centuries of strenuous living that led up to the Declaration of Independence.
Here you will meet and see in a new light old friends such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. You will also meet women who dared to think for themselves and to speak out for freedom at a time when women ordinarily had no voice: Anne Hutchinson and Mary Dyer, religious martyrs Mercy Warren, writer courageous women printers. Here, too, are many firm men who sought liberty: Indian heroes Pontiac, Metacom, Pope, who led their people toward national liberation slaves who risked all to throw off their bonds James Oglethorpe, whose extraordinary vision led to the creation of a colony in the Georgia wilderness where people from many faraway places came together, people who had little in common beyond a yearning to be untrammelled in their efforts to earn a living and to choose their own life-style James Otis, who bravely and brilliantly insisted that a mans house should be his castle, safe from unwarranted search by arbitrary authorities.
As the nation reflects on its 200 years of self-government, the still visible things connected with our exciting past take on special interest. Each chapter in the book lists places to see homes, forts, churches, gardens, inns, identifiable sites where colonials reached out for something new and better.
Give Me Liberty is a book of adventure, of exploration, of enthusiasm for the creativity which is part of our heritage. It is a statement of faith that people who seek democracy can achieve great things. To readers of today it offers a solid footing in the hopes of yesterday from which to push toward realization of their hopes for tomorrow.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board.
[X] 230 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 9¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Social History U.S.A. category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…