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

Summary

  • 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.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • 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