The Liberty Bell hasn't been properly rung since 1846 when it cracked irreparably. However, its inability to ring doesn't diminish it as a symbol of freedom in the United States. Readers are introduced to the history of the Liberty Bell from its casting to the present day. Historical images as well as full-color, modern photographs of the bell engage readers with the story of one of the nation's most recognizable symbols. A timeline offers an additional guide to the interesting, accessible main content.