By David Reynolds

It was once Thomas Jefferson who anticipated the U.S. as an excellent 'empire of liberty.' within the first new one-volume background in 20 years, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's word as a key to the saga of the US - assisting free up either its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 turned the best superpower the area has noticeable, how the rustic that provided liberty and chance on a scale unequalled in Europe however based its prosperity at the labour of black slaves and the dispossession of the local american citizens. He explains how those tensions among empire and liberty have frequently been resolved via religion - either the evangelical Protestantism that has energized U.S. politics because the origin of the kingdom and the bigger religion in American righteousness that has impelled the country's growth. Reynolds' account is pushed by way of a compelling argument which illuminates our modern world.

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