The Statue of Liberty is an awesome visual journey that begins with the fantastic proposal of a French professor to give the United States a monument to commemorate the Revolutionary War alliance between the 13 colonies and France.
It documents the gift's taking symbolic form of the ancient goddess of liberty and its designation as the tallest metal statue in the world. Highlights include Liberty's construction history, her changing symbolism over the years, and her use in popular advertising and political activism. Her upraised arm has saluted scores of ships as they have passed by. See how her dignity has welcomed Americans returning home from foreign parts and has given hope to newcomers seeking a fresh beginning in the land of liberty.
Paperback: 128 pages
Images: 200 Black and White
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (11/10/2004)
Series: Images of America
Product Dimension: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces
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