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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JOE HILL : The Preacher and the Slave 385 JOYCE KILMER : Trees 387
WOODROW WILSON : The New Freedom 388 WILLIAM MONROE TROTTER :
Protest to President Wilson 394 CALVIN COOLIDGE : Statement of Principles
Our presidents in the closing decades of the twentieth century were known more
for their slogans , sound “ bites , " and off - the - cuff remarks than for the kinds of
speeches that once spoke directly to the American public's hopes and concerns ...
... with Thomas Jefferson that wrote the Declaration of Independence . Adams
was the first vice - president of the United States and was then elected president (
1797-1801 ) ; he was defeated for the presidency in 1800 by Thomas Jefferson .
When he ran for president in 1800 , he and Aaron Burr received equal numbers
of electoral votes , and the House of Representatives chose Jefferson as
president Jefferson wrote that the Declaration of Independence was “ an appeal
to the ...
Over the years - as John Adams attended the Continental Congress , or served
abroad in diplomatic assignments or as vice - president and president - Abigail
Adams wrote letters to family and friends , describing the life about her . Not only