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LANE, Rose Wilder.

Give Me Liberty.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Longmans, Green and Co., 1936

Stock Code: 133866

£900
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Notes

First edition in book form, first printing, of Lane's "proudest attempt to summarize her political ideas" (Miller, p. 196), her "personal Declaration of Independence" (jacket blurb). Sections of Give Me Liberty first appeared in "Credo", the lead article in the Saturday Evening Post on 7 March 1936. Acclaimed upon publication, Lane's manifesto of individualism has been reprinted many times.
The American journalist and political theorist Rose Wilder Lane (1886-1968) is credited as one of the "three furies" of the American libertarian movement alongside Ayn Rand and Isabel Paterson (William F. Buckley Jr. quoted by Burns, p. 746). In Give Me Liberty, which opens with the assertion that "Sixteen years ago I was a communist", Lane outlines her eventual rejection of socialism and articulates the immediate threat that the "economic tyranny" of Roosevelt and the New Deal poses to the pursuit of American individualism and unconstrained personal freedom.

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in black against red ground. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Some areas of wear to spine ends and top edge of rear board, else a bright, clean copy in the toned dust jacket with some loss and closed tears to extremities and joints, a few small punctures to lower half of spine panel and joint of rear flap, tape repair to head of spine verso.

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