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The Library of American Freedoms

Published by Palladium Press from 2001-2014, each volume in this series focuses on the founding principles of American democracy and the freedoms Americans hold dear. Containing collective works of Founding Fathers and high-profile Presidents and law-makers, each leather-bound volume is decorated with golden lettering and page edges. There are 65 volumes in this series, with several now out of print.

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  • Two Treatises on Government

    Two Treatises on Government (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

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    Also known as “Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter Is an Essay Concerning The True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government” is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilized society based on natural rights and contract theory.

  • Reflections on the Revolution in France

    Reflections on the Revolution in France (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

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    This book has become one of the most widely known of Burke's writings and a classic text in political theory.

  • On Liberty

    On Liberty (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

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    On Liberty is a philosophical work by the English philosopher John Stuart Mill, originally intended as a short essay.

  • George Washington

    George Washington (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

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    "George Washington" is an intriguing biography of America's first president as told by the man who would later become its twenty-eighth, Woodrow Wilson.

  • Democracy in America

    Democracy in America (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

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    De La Démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous seven hundred years.

  • Common sense; and The Rights of Man

    Common sense; and The Rights of Man (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

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    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Written in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation.

  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging, 2 Volume Set)

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    From Benjamin Franklin's beginnings as a journalist at age sixteen to his retirement from public affairs at eighty-two, there was no break in his activity and accomplishments. As a writer, inventor, and statesman, he was--and still is--unsurpassed by anyone in the range of his natural gifts and the important uses to which he put them.

  • A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger

    A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger : Printer of the New York Weekly Journal (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

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    The trial of John Peter Zenger, printer of the New York Weekly Journal, in August, 1735, raises vital questions about liberty that were of special concern both in England and America during the 17th and 18th centuries. One question concerns the limits to free speech and to freedom of the press: May citizens rightly and safely criticize government officials if those officials are thought to have abused their powers?

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