Freedom by Orlando Patterson
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Freedom in the Making of Western Culture Volume I

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Freedom by Orlando Patterson

Book Awards

  • Winner of United States National Book Awards: Nonfiction 1991.

Book Description

This magisterial work traces the history of our most cherished value. Patterson links the birth of freedom in primitive societies with the institution of slavery, and traces the evolution of three forms of freedom in the West from antiquity through the Middle Ages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465025329
ISBN-10: 0465025323
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 135mm x 34mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 23-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Orlando Patterson

Cultural Matrix by Orlando Patterson Cultural Matrix, Paperback (November 2016)

The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel an American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other. This interdisciplinary work explains how a complex matrix of cultures influences black youth.

Freedom by Orlando Patterson Freedom, Hardback (December 1991)

This work traces the origin and development of the idea of freedom in Western culture. It deals with three distinct forms of freedom: personal freedom; civic freedom (the right to participate in public life); and sovereign freedom (the right to exercise power over others).

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Author Biography - Orlando Patterson

Orlando Patterson is the John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.

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