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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... constitutions , & offices , from time to time , as shall be thought most meete &
convenient for the generall good of the Colonie : unto which we promise all due
submission and obedience . In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed
I had even thought to have lived with you , but for the injuries of one man .
Colonel Cresap , the last spring , in cold blood , and unprovoked , murdered all
the relations of Logan , not even sparing my women and children . There runs not
a drop ...
To say they will never attempt it again is idle and visionary; we thought so as the
repeal of the stamp act, yet a year or two undeceived us; as well may we suppose
that nations which have been once defeated will never renew the quarrel.