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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FIRST PERENNIAL EDITION PUBLISHED 1991 . SECOND PERENNIAL
EDITION PUBLISHED 2000 . Designed by Michael Mendelsohn at MM Design
2000 , Inc. Printed on acid - free paper Library of Congress Cataloging - in -
There is one large difference between this edition and the first edition of The
American Reader, which was published in 1991. The first edition included a
selection of several pieces written after 1970. At the time, I said that I was taking a
His almanacs , published in Philadelphia as the work of a fictional Richard
Saunders ( and thus " Poor Richard " ) , appeared annually from 1733 until 1758.
They were immensely popular among the colonists ; typically they contained ...
Adams became active in colonial politics in 1765 , when he published articles in
the Boston Gazette denouncing the Stamp Act . These articles , published
together as A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law , are excerpted below .
He became famous with his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania , twelve letters
published in 1767-68 . The Letters helped to turn public opinion against the
Townshend Acts , which Imposed new taxes on the colonies . Dickinson was a ...