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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... WHEELER WILCOX : Solitude KATHARINE LEE BATES : America the
Beautiful EUGENE FIELD : Little Boy Blue BOOKER T. WASHINGTON : The
Atlanta Exposition Address JOHN HOPE : Reply to Booker T. Washington JOHN
I surely hope so, as they are far more pleasant and userfriendly than a blinking
screen. It is true that some people—and what appears to be growing numbers of
young people, schooled to appreciate only what is contemporary—live entirely in
... lives upon Hope , dies farting . Do not do that which you would not have known
. Wealth is not his that has it , but his that enjoys it . Now I've a sheep and a cow ,
every body 8 * The American Reader.
It is agreed upon by all men that this is a reign of liberty , and while men keep
within the bounds of truth , I hope they may with safety both speak and write their
sentiments of the conduct of men of power ; I mean of that part of their conduct
I hope to be pardoned , sir , for my zeal upon this occasion . It is an old and wise
caution that “ when our neighbor's house is on fire , we ought to take care of our
own . ” For though , blessed be God , I live in a government where liberty is well ...