Defining Freedom: Insights From Historian Eric Foner

The United States was founded on a bedrock of freedom.

But what, exactly,y, is “freedom?” Does it depend on who you ask? Or when you ask?

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Renowned historian Eric Foner sought an answer. What, indeed, is freedom?

His 1998 book was called The Story of American Freedom. But while you may assume that the story begins on July 4th, 1776, Foner found far deeper roots – and far broader branches to the definite of freedom.

So here now, from 1998, Eric Foner.