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.
... 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 ...
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 ...
For what notions can be entertained of slavery beyond that of suffering the
greatest injuries and oppressions without the liberty of complaining ; or if they do ,
to be destroyed , body and estate , for so doing ? It is said , and insisted upon by
... but every man who prefers freedom to a life of slavery will bless and honor you
as men who have baffled the attempt of tyranny , and , by an impartial and
uncorrupt verdict , have laid a noble foundation for securing to ourselves , our
And I take this opportunity to declare that, whether under a fee or not (for in such
a cause as this I despise a fee), I will to my dying day oppose with all the powers
and faculties God has given me all such instruments of slavery, on the one hand,