Moral Problems in American Life

Moral Problems in American Life

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This volume surveys the moral landscape of the American past from slavery to the Vietnam War. The 14 contributing historians illuminate this critical dimension of American history, showing how historical study contributes to present-day debates about values and the moral life.Instead, she would take her place as an equal member of a community of rights- bearing individuals. ... 1 :xv, 5o-63, 78, 1o6- g2;Gerda Lerner, The Creation of Patriarchy (New York, 1986), 77-100. m The Narrative of Bethany Veney, a Slave anbsp;...

Title:Moral Problems in American Life
Author:Karen Halttunen, Lewis Perry
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1998


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