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By David Hackett Fischer

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This booklet reports American rules of liberty and freedom as visions of an open society, throughout the symbols they've got encouraged from the innovative period via September 11. sooner than 1776, quite a few icons seemed through the colonies: New England's Liberty bushes, New York's Liberty Poles, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, South Carolina's Liberty Crescents, and backcountry rattlesnakes that warned "Don't tread on me." After independence, the quest for a standard imaginative and prescient encouraged new symbols with different meanings: the eagle, the flag, Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Brother Jonathan, and pass over Liberty.

Illustrated in complete colour with a wealthy number of pictures, Liberty and Freedom is, actually, an eye-opening paintings of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and finally, inspiring.

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Courtesy of Whitney Smith, © 2003 Flag Research Center; the Newburyport and 13th Massachusetts standards, ca. 1775-76, from Edward Richardson, Standards and Colors of the American Revolution, with permission of the Pennsylvania Society of the Revolution. THELOYALNINEANDTHELIBERTYTREE fresh, and fragile. 44 French arbres de la liberté were unlike New England Liberty Trees in another way. In a nation that invented bureaucratie, they became highly rational symbols of modern society and were elaborately regulated by public authority.

The events that followed became very violent and added another layer of meaning to this complex symbol that was defined by its history. The Whig leaders erected the Liberty Pole in an open space called the Fields, then north of the city, now City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. It was directly in front of a building called the Upper Barracks, then used by British troops. 43 44 EARLY AMERICA During the summer of 1766, the radical Whigs of Manhattan met every day at the Liberty Pole and held "daily exercises" that were clearly meant to challenge the British garrison.

They were symbols of a tightly integrated traditional community. An example appeared on the colors of the Thirteenth Continental Foot, a Massachusetts regiment raised in 1776. It showed a Liberty Tree and two soldiers. One was gravely wounded, with blood streaming from his body. 46 To this idea New Englanders also added religious symbols, which rarely appeared in French arbres de la liberté. A case in point was the flag of the Newburyport militia in 1775, a green ensign with a white canton and a New England Liberty Tree in the center.

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