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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... ANGELINA GRIMK… : Bearing Witness Against Slavery HENRY HIGHLAND
GARNET : An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America JAMES
RUSSELL LOWELL : The Present Crisis FREDERICK DOUGLASS :
Independence Day ...
A prominent educator wrote to say that he received it as a Christmas present and
kept it at his bedside, reading a different selection every night; he claimed that
like potato chips, “You can't stop with just one.” In choosing the contents, I was ...
But at the present time , I am unable to identify any contemporary poems that are
known and loved by large numbers of ordinary Americans . With few exceptions ,
the political speeches of the recent past seem to me to be singularly devoid of ...
... the past and present. I make no claim that these are the only pieces that should
be remembered. I could easily have produced several volumes, rather than only
one. The number of impassioned speeches, moving poems, eloquent essays, ...
... 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 the present, uninterested