The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
Harper Collins, 05.09.2000. - 656 страница
The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse. The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were chosen both for their readability and for their significance. These are the words that have inspired, enraged, delighted, chastened, and comforted Americans in days gone by. Gathered here are the writings that illuminate -- with wit, eloquence, and sometimes sharp words -- significant aspects of national conciousness. They reflect the part that all Americans -- black and white, native born and immigrant, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American, poor and wealthy -- have played in creating the nation's character.
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... The Lincoln - Douglas Debates JOHN BROWN : Last Statement to the Court
ABRAHAM LINCOLN : The Cooper Union Speech Go Down , Moses 198 202
208 216 224 227 238 1 THE CIVIL WAR 243 244 250 252 254 256 257 Contents
... How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning 427 The Marines ' Hymn 429 EDMUND L.
GRUBER : The Field Artillery Song 430 CARL SANDBURG : Grass 431 EUGENE
VICTOR DEBS : Statement to the Court 432 MARGARET SANGER : The Right ...
Had I believed that to be law, I should not have given the court the trouble of
hearing anything that I could say in this cause.... There is heresy in law as well as
in religion, and both have changed very much; and we well know that it is not two
But , to conclude , the question before the court , and you , gentlemen of the jury ,
is not of small nor private concern ; it is not the cause of a poor printer , nor of
New York alone , which you are now trying . No ! It may , in its consequence ,
Ten years later , he was the king's advocate general of the vice - admiralty court
when the British government empowered customs officials to search any house
for smuggled goods . Rather than supervise these orders , Otis resigned his ...