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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Words That Moved a Nation Diane Ravitch. Contents Introduction xvii COLONIAL
DAYS AND THE REVOLUTION The Mayflower Compact 3 WILLIAM BRADFORD
: The Landing 5 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN : Poor Richard's Almanack 7 ...
THE NEW NATION 83 GEORGE WASHINGTON : Farewell Address 71 JOSEPH
HOPKINSON : Hail , Columbia 77 THOMAS JEFFERSON : First Inaugural
Address 79 FRANCIS SCOTT KEY : The Star - Spangled Banner SAMUEL ...
Words That Moved a Nation Diane Ravitch ... principle for selection of entries was
suggested by these questions: Which short pieces should we seek to remember
as a nation? What should a reader look for at this time in our nation's history?
Words That Moved a Nation Diane Ravitch. or memorable songs. Nor does it
represent every major voice; I did not include, for example, those who preached
disunion or hatred toward others. In shaping this collection, I was mindful of the
He and Jefferson both died on July 4 , 1826 , the fiftieth anniversary of the
nation's independence . W. herever a general knowledge and sensibility have
prevailed among the people , arbitrary government and every kind of oppression