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Thomas Paine and the Fight for Liberty

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143810409X

Category: Political scientists

Page: N.A

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Presents the life of Thomas Paine, a man who became a leader of the American and French revolutions by writing influential books and pamphlets.

Suffrage Sisters

The Fight for Liberty

Author: Maggie Mead

Publisher: Red Chair Press

ISBN: 1939656702

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton spoke before an eager crowd in 1948. Her demand was equal rights for women--including suffrage, the right to vote. It took more than 70 years from that moment before all American women could vote.

Fight for Liberty

Defending Democracy in the Age of Trump

Author: Mark Lasswell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1541724151

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov, Richard North Patterson, and a constellation of other thinkers make the urgent case for liberal democracy---reinvigorating its central values in an age of doubt and discord. Liberal democracy is in crisis around the world, besieged by authoritarianism, nationalism, and other illiberal forces. Far-right parties are gaining traction in Europe, Vladimir Putin tightens his grip on Russia and undermines democracy abroad, and America struggles with poisonous threats from the right and left. But the defenders of democracy are strong too. Taking their cues from the 1788 Federalist Papers, the Renew Democracy Initiative is a collective of pro-democracy advocates from across the political spectrum, including Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov, Max Boot, Bret Stephens, Ted Koppel, and Natan Sharansky. This book is their foundational document, a collection of essays that analyze the multi-pronged threats to liberal democracy in the U.S. and abroad, and offer solutions based on fundamental democratic principles such as freedom of speech, a free press, and the rule of law. Fight for Liberty is a roadmap for the struggle against the rising tide of extremism and a cri de coeur in defense of the liberal world order, which sees itself threatened as never before today.

Fighting for Liberty and Right

The Civil War Diary of William Bluffton Miller, First Sergeant, Company K, Seventy-Fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry

Author: William Bluffton Miller,Jeffrey L. Patrick,Robert J. Willey

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572333291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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In the summer of 1862, carpenter William Bluffton Miller left his wife and infant sonand enlisted in Company K, 75th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He began adetailed diary that for three years would record his daily activities as well as his thoughts and observations on his own experiences and the larger issues of the divisive war. Amidst the hard marching, gnawing hunger, loneliness, and personal loss, Miller and his fellow soldiers experienced the thrill of victory and the solace found in the camaraderie of the unit.Miller's varied experiences offer valuable insights into a number of aspects of theCivil War. He began his service as a hospital steward in Gallatin, Tennessee, and hevividly depicts the heart-wrenching efforts of doctors, nurses, and fellow soldiers to save and comfort the ill and wounded. In his later service, Miller records the horrific sights from some of the war's bloodiest battlefields, including Chickamaugua, where he was wounded. Upon his recovery, Miller returned to duty as a general's orderly during the Atlanta campaign and later participated in Sherman's March to the Sea and campaignthrough the Carolinas.Of equal interest are Miller's political observations and personal experiences. The diary shows how Miller's ideas about the war, particularly the issue of slavery, changed during the conflict. Democratic and Copperhead sympathy in the North actually strengthened his commitment to the Union effort, and Miller grew from a man who espoused the racial prejudices of his time into an antislavery advocate. Taken as a whole, Fighting for Liberty and Right is a glimpse of the daily trials of the common soldier in a divided country and a compelling portrait of a man who valued freedom for himself and for all his countrymen.

Fight for Liberty and Freedom

The Origins of Australian Aboriginal Activism

Author: John Maynard

Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press

ISBN: 0855755504

Category: History

Page: 186

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The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), begun in 1924, is little heard of today, but today's Aboriginal political movement is drawn from these roots. In this passionate exploration of the life of founder, Fred Maynard, John Maynard reveals the commitment and sacrifices made by these Aboriginal heroes. Decades earlier than is commonly understood, Aboriginal people organised street rallies and held well-publicised regional and metropolitan meetings. The AAPA showed incredible aptitude in using newspaper coverage, letter writing and petitions, and collaborated with the international black movement through Maynard's connections with Marcus Garvey, first president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). The AAPA's demands resonate today: Aboriginal rights to land, preventing Aboriginal children being taken from their families, and defending a distinct Aboriginal cultural identity.

The Texan Star - The Story of a Great Fight For Liberty

Author: Joseph A. Altsheler

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473346037

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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“The Texan Star - The Story of a Great Fight For Liberty” is the first novel in Joseph A. Altsheler's “The Texan Series”. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone story, but all three are set to the common backdrop of the Texan struggle for freedom from Mexico. An exciting story of great events and selfless heroism, “The Texan Star” is highly recommended for fans and collectors of classic Western Fiction. Joseph Alexander Altsheler (1862 – 1919) was an American journalist, editor and author famous for his of popular historical fiction aimed at children. Altsheler wrote a total of fifty-one novels during his life, as well as over fifty short stories. Other notable works by this author include: “The Sun of Saratoga, a romance of Burgoyne's surrender” (1897) and “In Circling Camps, a romance of the Civil War” (1900). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction and biography of the author. This book was first published in 1912.

Fight for Liberty

Book Three in the Liberty Trilogy

Author: Theresa A Linden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996816885

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Liberty has gained a deeper understanding of true freedom, but having it for herself is not enough. Prompted by the inner voice that has guided her for years, Liberty is compelled to bring the freedom she possesses to others in Aldonia. While unsure of how to carry out this mission, she is willing to risk all to accomplish it.

Warum wir Putin stoppen müssen

Die Zerstörung der Demokratie in Russland und die Folgen für den Westen

Author: Garri Kasparow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783421047274


Page: 416

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The Glorious Revolution

1688 - Britain's Fight for Liberty

Author: Edward Vallance

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405527765

Category: History

Page: 656

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In 1688, a group of leading politicians invited the Dutch prince William of Orange over to England to challenge the rule of the catholic James II. When James's army deserted him he fled to France, leaving the throne open to William and Mary. During the following year a series of bills were passed which many believe marked the triumph of constitutional monarchy as a system of government. In this radical new interpretation of the Glorious Revolution, Edward Vallance challenges the view that it was a bloodless coup in the name of progress and wonders whether in fact it created as many problems as it addressed. Certainly in Scotland and Ireland the Revolution was characterised by warfare and massacre. Beautifully written, full of lively pen portraits of contemporary characters and evocative of the increasing climate of fear at the threat of popery, this new book fills a gap in the popular history market and sets to elevate Edward Vallance to the highest league of popular historians.

The Spanish people's fight for liberty

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

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For Cause and Comrades

Why Men Fought in the Civil War

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741052

Category: History

Page: 256

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General John A. Wickham, commander of the famous 101st Airborne Division in the 1970s and subsequently Army Chief of Staff, once visited Antietam battlefield. Gazing at Bloody Lane where, in 1862, several Union assaults were brutally repulsed before they finally broke through, he marveled, "You couldn't get American soldiers today to make an attack like that." Why did those men risk certain death, over and over again, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years ? Why did the conventional wisdom -- that soldiers become increasingly cynical and disillusioned as war progresses -- not hold true in the Civil War? It is to this question--why did they fight--that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, now turns his attention. He shows that, contrary to what many scholars believe, the soldiers of the Civil War remained powerfully convinced of the ideals for which they fought throughout the conflict. Motivated by duty and honor, and often by religious faith, these men wrote frequently of their firm belief in the cause for which they fought: the principles of liberty, freedom, justice, and patriotism. Soldiers on both sides harkened back to the Founding Fathers, and the ideals of the American Revolution. They fought to defend their country, either the Union--"the best Government ever made"--or the Confederate states, where their very homes and families were under siege. And they fought to defend their honor and manhood. "I should not lik to go home with the name of a couhard," one Massachusetts private wrote, and another private from Ohio said, "My wife would sooner hear of my death than my disgrace." Even after three years of bloody battles, more than half of the Union soldiers reenlisted voluntarily. "While duty calls me here and my country demands my services I should be willing to make the sacrifice," one man wrote to his protesting parents. And another soldier said simply, "I still love my country." McPherson draws on more than 25,000 letters and nearly 250 private diaries from men on both sides. Civil War soldiers were among the most literate soldiers in history, and most of them wrote home frequently, as it was the only way for them to keep in touch with homes that many of them had left for the first time in their lives. Significantly, their letters were also uncensored by military authorities, and are uniquely frank in their criticism and detailed in their reports of marches and battles, relations between officers and men, political debates, and morale. For Cause and Comrades lets these soldiers tell their own stories in their own words to create an account that is both deeply moving and far truer than most books on war. Battle Cry of Freedom, McPherson's Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times, called "history writing of the highest order." For Cause and Comrades deserves similar accolades, as McPherson's masterful prose and the soldiers' own words combine to create both an important book on an often-overlooked aspect of our bloody Civil War, and a powerfully moving account of the men who fought it.


Essays on America’S Fight for Freedom

Author: James Liberty

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475937664

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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Understanding the intricacies of todays political issues can be a challenging task. It is difficult to know which information to believe and which to discard. In F.R.E.E.D.O.M., author James Liberty presents a collection of essays that delve into the aspects of the seven most important political issues facing Americans today. Liberty explores these topics and provides the information needed to make educated decisions to maintain your freedom. F.R.E.E.D.O.M. addresses seven vital areas in which your freedoms are being stripped from you every day: Fighting terrorists Reforming healthcare Economy Energy Discovering the truth about climate change Obtaining better education for our children Misleading media In addition, F.R.E.E.D.O.M. spells out the key differences between liberals and conservatives. It helps you understand the ins and outs of the political issues so you can chose a side based on reasoning and facts rather than on talking points and misinformation.

Count Casimir Pulaski

From Poland to America, a Hero's Fight for Liberty

Author: AnnMarie Francis Kajencki

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404226463

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A biography of the Polish leader who joined the forces of George Washington to fight the British.

An Indispensable Liberty

The Fight for Free Speech in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Mary M. Cronin

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809334720

Category: History

Page: 312

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"This collection of eleven essays examines nineteenth-century legal and extralegal attempts to restrict freedom of speech and the press as well as the efforts of others to push back against those restrictions"--

The Last Line of Defense

The New Fight for American Liberty

Author: Ken Cuccinelli

Publisher: Crown Forum

ISBN: 0770437109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli leads the historic fight against the unprecedented overreach of the federal government. With Obamacare and agencies like the EPA, the FCC, and the National Labor Relations Board attempting to exercise unprecedented control over the American people, the Obama Administration was breaking federal laws, ignoring federal courts, and violating the Constitution to achieve its goals of redistributing wealth, concentrating power in Washington, and rewarding its supporters. Without enough lawmakers in Washington devoted to protecting the rule of law to stop the federal government's liberty-stealing power grab, the battle had to be waged in an unprecedented way: from the states -- just as our Founding Fathers intended. The man who led the charge was Ken Cuccinelli, the first state attorney general to argue in federal court against Obamacare, an unapologetic defender of the Constitution, and a man admirers and detractors alike said "was tea party long before there was a Tea Party." The Last Line of Defense provides a behind-the-scenes account of the myriad of legal battles in which our states were the only instruments of resistance to federal abuses of power. It is a must-read for every patriot.

Coyote Trail: Colonial Record: America's Fight for Liberty

Author: Jake Parker,Brett M. Bernstein,Sheryl Nantus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938270024

Category: Games

Page: 52

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Take up arms against the British and aid the American colonies in their fight for independence. Or join the early United States in their struggle to maintain their freedom. Now, you too can take part in this story of revolution and independence. This book is primarily designed for use with the Coyote Trail Roleplaying Game, but is also compatible with other genreDiversion i games. Certain elements, such as siege warfare and forts, can be integrated into and extend your Coyote Trail adventures. Other elements, like new backgrounds and gimmicks are intended exclusively for America's Fight for Liberty.

The Texan Star the Story of a Great Fight for Liberty Joseph Alexander Altsheler

Author: Joseph Altsheler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974537280


Page: 232

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"The Texan Star," while a complete story in itself, is the first of three, projected by the author, and based upon the Texan struggle for liberty against the power of Mexico. This revolution, epic in its nature, and crowded with heroism and great events, divides itself naturally into three parts. The first phase begins in Mexico with the treacherous imprisonment of Austin, the Texan leader, the rise of Santa Anna and his attempt, through bad faith, to disarm the Texans and leave them powerless before the Indians. It culminates in the rebellion of the Texans, and their capture, in the face of great odds, of San Antonio, the seat of the Mexican power in the north.

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