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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... Seizure 19 Yankee Doodle 22 JOHN ADAMS : Liberty and Knowledge 24
JOHN DICKINSON : The Liberty Song 28 Chief Logan's Lament 30 The Slaves '
Appeal to the Royal Governor of Massachusetts 31 PATRICK HENRY : Speech to
... DELANO ROOSEVELT : War Message to 492 Congress Poems of the Issei
494 ROBERT CRAWFORD : The Army Air Corps 496 FRANK LOESSER : Praise
the Lord and Pass the Ammunition 497 LEARNED HAND : The Spirit of Liberty
Or declaimed with pride the sonorous lines from Emma Lazarus's “ The New
Colossus ” that are emblazoned on the Statue of Liberty : " Give me your tired ,
your poor , / Your huddled masses , yearning to breathe free , / The wretched
refuse of ...
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth , nor Liberty to purchase power . The ancients
tell us what is best ; but we must learn of the moderns what is fittest . Drive thy
Business , let not that drive thee . Each year one vicious habit rooted out , In time
ANDREW HAMILTON ¥ DEFENSE OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS The loss of
liberty to a generous mind is worse than death. In 1733, John Peter Zenger
began publishing The New York Weekly Journal, which criticized the policies of