Key Issues in the American Saga:The Quest for Freedom

9781411653207: Key Issues in the American Saga:The Quest for Freedom
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Peter Hitchen's award winning dissertation and 8 other articles skillfully examine many of the principal issues concerning the American quest for freedom in dialectical response to its own institutions.The dissertation offers a fascinating insight into the forces that shaped post-emancipation race issues within the United States of America and the old British Empire. Whilst essay topics include the War of Independence, Indian allotment, African Americans, the Civil War, Vietnam and Civil Rights. Of value for the student and equally of interest to those looking for surveys to many important facets of US history from the 18th to the 20th century.

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Dr Peter Hitchen Peter Hitchen was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. He received his Doctorate in February 2003 and teaches North American history at the Department of Humanities, University of Central Lancashire. His main area of expertise is the Caribbean Stateâ€"Church education system, but he also has research interests in comparative (United States, British and Caribbean) history of education particularly aspects of impecunious funding for African Caribbean/American schools. He has published or accepted for publication articles and books with History of Education, History of Education Researcher. He is currently adapting his collection of Caribbean oral testimonies for book length publication. He lives with his beloved wife, three of four grown-up children, one of two grandchildren and the incredible ‘Basher’ (German Shepherd) in Cleveleys on the Northwest coast of England.


As always, thoughtful and well researched. Worth waiting for. Dr David Dunn, Senior Lectuer in Political History -- University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England

Congratulations! Dr Rex Pope, Head of the Department of Historical and Critical Studies. -- University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England

Well written and intelligent. Very effective style. Pearl McRoberts Lecturer in Social History -- University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England

“The highest rated dissertation. Admired for its ambition, soundness, sophistication and key concepts." Dr. Keith Vernon Dr John Manley. -- University of Central Lancashire, England, May 1994.

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