"LIBERTY" HAS BEEN PRECIOUS FOR CANADIANS AND AMERICANS, BUT HAVE THEY MEANT THE SAME THING?

Speaker(s): Mark Noll
Date: Spring 2019
Length: 1:23:36
Product ID: RGDL4902Z

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Even before the American Revolution, citizens on both sides of the 49th Parallel have been deeply committed to "liberty." But there were also complexities arising from those early days: Americans found liberty in throwing over British rule, whereas the proto-canadians of Quebec rejected the Revolution because of the liberty they had been granted by King George III. These historical differences indicate the different meanings of liberty that have often competed with each other on the North American continent. This lecture begins with the Revolutionary period, but ends by considering the bearing of the two nations' histories on the present.

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Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, as well as co-founder of the Institute of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College. He is author of many books, including Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada, and Is the Reformation Over?: An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism.

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