The Evolution of Modern Liberty (Paperback)

An Insightful Study of the Birth of American Freedom and How It Spread Overseas

By George L. Scherger

Skyhorse, 9781629143903, 308pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2014

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Published for the first time in 1904, The Evolution of Modern Liberty was originally intended to be a comparison study of the American and French bills of rights. However, Scherger expanded his volume into much more—a timeless look at the modern idea of liberty and the steps taken to get there.
A fragment of history in and of itself, this classic of early twentieth-century historical study is a must-have for the collection of any history or political buff. Coming up on its 110th year of publication, this volume is a fascinating insight on the notion of liberty, published during a time when it was still unfolding.

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About the Author

George L. Scherger graduated from Indiana University, studied at the University of Leipzig and the University of Berlin, and received his doctorate from Cornell. From 1899 until 1933, he was a professor of history at Chicago’s Armour Institute of Technology (now Illinois Institute of Technology). Beginning in 1915, he also taught English and English literature at Columbia College in Chicago, later serving as dean of several departments and then as president from 1927 to 1929. He was a Lutheran pastor and a musician as well.