Forgot your password?  

Freedom Summary
Orlando Patterson

Everything you need to understand or teach Freedom by Orlando Patterson.

  • Freedom Summary & Study Guide
  • 11 Student Essay
  • ...and more
  • 30 Freedom Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Freedom Summary

Plot Summary

Orlando Patterson examines the role of the development of freedom as a social value, tracing the roots of its historical development back to the ancient days of slavery. Western civilization has always been preoccupied with freedom, and this is a peculiarly Western trait. Why is this so? Why did a concern for freedom develop in Western culture and not in non-Western culture? Patterson examines the development of this phenomenon with a three-part definition of freedom embodied in the chordal triad. Personal freedom is defined as the freedom of one individual from domination by another individual and the freedom to do as one wants within the limits of the other person's freedom. If your actions infringe on another person's personal freedom, then you have gone beyond the limits of your own personal freedom. Sovereignal freedom is defined as the right of one person to do whatever he wants without...

(read more from the Study Guide)

Study Pack

The Freedom Study Pack contains about 80 pages of study material in 12 products, including:

Freedom Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

Freedom Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including:

Follow Us on Facebook