"A good follow-up to Megan McDonald's Saving the Liberty Bell (2005), clearly explaining how the marred instrument became at least as important an American icon as the flag. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In a narrative that seems tailored for reading aloud to young audiences, Magaziner, former Architectural Historian for the National Parks Service, traces the history of the hard-luck Liberty Bell, from its very badly made first incarnation (1751), through many recastings and repairs to its role as a powerful symbol in the Abolitionist, Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements.
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