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The Magna Carta Manifesto
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Table of Contents

Illustrations Preface 1. Introduction 2. Two Charters 3. The Commodity and the Commons 4. Charters Lost and Found 5. The Charters in Blackface and Whiteface 6. 1776 and Runnamede 7. The Law of the Jungle 8. Magna Carta and the U.S. Supreme Court 9. Icon and Idol 10. This Land Was Made by You and Me 11. The Constitution of the Commons 12. Conclusion Appendix 1. Magna Carta 2. The Charter of the Forest Glossary Further Reading Index

About the Author

Peter Linebaugh is Professor of History at the University of Toledo. He is the author of The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century and coauthor (with Marcus Rediker) of Many-Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic.

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"With a passion, eloquence and lyrical reverence for the hard-won freedoms of Old England that take the breath away." The Independent "The year's most lyrical and necessary book on liberty. The Magna Carta Manifesto is such a pleasure to read." -- John Nichols The Nation "Shows how restraints against tyranny are being abridged as rights once held inalienable are laid aside." Times Higher Education "Linebaugh should be commended for the impressive scope of his analysis." Insight Turkey

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