Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt And The Evolution Of An American Idea By Je


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Four Freedoms by Jeffrey A. Engel

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms address was more than a great speech. The way FDR framed what Americans fought for during World War II-specifically for freedom of speech, freedom from want, freedom of religion and freedom from fear-and the way our understanding of those freedoms has evolved over time, helped define how Americans conceived of themselves from the 1940s to our present day.

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The specter of global war loomed large in President Franklin Roosevelt's mind as 1941 began. He believed the United States had a role to play in the battle against Nazi and fascist aggression already underway in Europe. Isolationists, political opponents, and arguably the majority of Americans disagreed. The wounds of the First World War had not yet fully healed, while the Great Depression largely still raged. The words he used to rally the nation towards war ultimately defined not only what Americans fought for in World War II, but how they defined themselves as a people for generations after. Roosevelt framed America's role in the conflict, and ultimately its role in forging the post-war world to come, as a question of freedom. Four freedoms, to be exact: freedom of speech, freedom from want, freedom of religion, and freedom from fear. His words inspired, but more importantly his four freedoms formed the basis for how ensuing generations of Americans conceive of liberty for themselves and for the world.
Six scholars come together in this volume to explore how each of Roosevelt's freedoms evolved over time, for Americans and for the wider world, while additionally showing why Roosevelt spoke as he did, and how our understand of his words has evolved over time. The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea explores this moment of history, and the evolution of each of the four freedoms from those dark days of 1940 to the present day.

ISBN 0199376212 ISBN-10 0199376212 ISBN-13 9780199376216 Format Hardcover Subtitle Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea Edited by Jeffrey A. Engel DEWEY 973.917 Illustrations 25 hts Short Title 4 FREEDOMS Language English Media Book Imprint Oxford University Press USA Audience Professional and Scholarly Pages 248 Author Jeffrey A. Engel Year 2015 Place of Publication New York Country of Publication United States Affiliation Southern Methodist University Position Director, Center for Presidential History Publisher Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date 2015-10-08 Dimensions 6.5 in. x 9.6 in. 30 DAY RETURN POLICY

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