Cover image for The Liberty Bell
Title:
The Liberty Bell
Author:
Nash, Gary B.
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Publication Information:
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xiii, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Summary:
A serious cultural history rooted in detailed research, Nash's book explores the impetus behind the bell's creation, as well as its evolutions in meaning through successive generations. With attention to Pennsylvania's Quaker roots, he analyzes the biblical passage from Leviticus that provided the bell's inscription and the valiant efforts of Philadelphia's unheralded brass founders who attempted to recast the bell after it cracked upon delivery from London's venerable Whitechapel Foundry. --from publisher description
Language:
English
Contents:
Beginnings -- The bell becomes an icon -- On the road with the bell -- The Liberty Bell in war and peace -- Everyone's Liberty Bell.
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ISBN:
9780300139365
Format :
Book