Picks and Pans Review: Liberty: the Statue and the American Dream

updated 06/30/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/30/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

by Leslie Allen

The first chapter tells how the Statue of Liberty was conceived and how eventually it "became a symbol of welcome, and of America itself." The rest of the book is the often-told story of people from all over the world populating this new land, many of them refugees. It's a familiar story, but this is' the ideal time for retelling it, and it's wonderfully illustrated here with documents, engravings, cartoons and photographs, especially one from about 1900 of black children in pinafores and knickers pledging allegiance on the school grounds in Hampton, Va. (Summit, $32.95)

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