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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FREDERICK DOUGLASS : Speech to the American Anti - Slavery Society 259
261 263 265 266 267 AFTER THE CIVIL WAR 275 277 285 287 288 290
FRANCIS MILES FINCH : The Blue and the Gray SUSAN B. ANTHONY :
Women's Right ...
The words here collected reveal an integral part of the dynamic of American life.
In a democratic society, the power of persuasion is a necessary ingredient of
social change, but it is also a necessary ingredient of the traditions by which we
The idea was that the citizens of a society could join freely and agree to govern
themselves by making laws for the common good . On November 11 , 1620 , after
sixty - six days at sea , the sailing ship Mayflower approached land . On board ...
Others will ask it from self - defense ; one arbitrary exertion will provoke another ,
until society be involved in tumult and in blood . ... YANKEE DOODLE The tune
and some stanzas of " Yankee Doodle " were familiar in the British colonies long