Enlightening the world : the creation of the Statue of Liberty

Khan, Yasmin Sabina
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  • Creator Yasmin Sabina Khan
  • Format Books
  • Publication Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2010.
  • Physical Details
    • viii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780801448515, 0801448514
  • OCLC ocn435628989


  • A history of the Statue of Liberty that discusses the design of the sculpture, the people who created it, and the events in France and the United States that influenced them.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The idea -- A champion of liberty -- Bonds of friendship -- The French sculptor -- Bartholdi's tour of America and the American architect -- Washington, D.C., as a national symbol -- Bartholdi's design -- The statue takes shape -- The American committee and the French engineers -- Hunt designs a pedestal -- Fundraising and a visionary sonnet -- The unveiling