BIRTHDAYS OF FREEDOM: Book II by Genevieve Foster

BIRTHDAYS OF FREEDOM: Book II

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After her book about the growth of ideas of democracy in Greece and Rome, Genevieve Foster goes on to mark the milestones of freedom following the fall of Rome, which made possible the Declaration of Independence. She very competently covers the German invasion of the Roman Empire, the Anglo Saxon invasion of Britain, Pope Gregory I and his missionary efforts in England, the influence of Charlemagne, Mohammed and Alfred, and briefly explains feudalism, the Crusaders' campaigns, the Magna Carta, the growth of towns, the origin of printing, the Renaissance, world exploration and the Reformation, early settlement in America, the Bill of Rights and the final eruption of rebellion and independence in America.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1957
Publisher: Scribner