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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... Mr. Jones 477 WOODY GUTHRIE : This Land Is Your Land 478 E. B. WHITE :
Freedom 479 JOHN GILLESPIE MAGEE , JR .: High Flight 485 CHARLES A.
ZIMMERMAN : Anchors Aweigh 487 FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT : The
Irving Berlin's “God Bless America,” and Woody Guthrie's “This Land Is Your Land
” were sung by young and old alike, played often on the radio, and remained as
part of our national memory for many years. They don't write them like that ...
On November 11 , 1620 , after sixty - six days at sea , the sailing ship Mayflower
approached land . On board were 102 passengers . Their destination was the
area at the mouth of the Hudson River , but because of rough seas they missed ...
The covenant entered into on that November day on a ship at anchor in the
wilderness harbor established the basis for self - government and the rule of law
in the new land . Ich in the name of God Amen . We whose names are
His description of the hard life facing the Pilgrims when they first arrived on shore
is a classic of American literature . eing thus arrived in a good harbor and brought
safe to land , Bthey fell upon their knees and blessed the role of them , who ...