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.
... Governor of Massachusetts 31 PATRICK HENRY : Speech to the Second
Virginia Convention 33 THOMAS JEFFERSON : The Declaration of
Independence 37 THOMAS JEFFERSON : A Bill for Establishing 42 Religious
Freedom in Virginia ...
... Slaves of the United States of America JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL : The
Present Crisis FREDERICK DOUGLASS : Independence Day Speech at
Rochester ABRAHAM LINCOLN : The House Divided Speech The Lincoln -
Douglas Debates ...
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 ...
... S. TRUMAN : Inaugural Address MARGARET CHASE SMITH : Declaration of
Conscience WILLIAM FAULKNER : Nobel Acceptance Speech LOUIS SIMPSON
: The Silent Generation LANGSTON HUGHES : Refugee in America LANGSTON
Letter from Birmingham City Jail JOHN F. KENNEDY : Speech at the Berlin Wall
MARTIN LUTHER KING , JR .: The March on Washington We Shall Overcome
576 578 583 O Freedom 584 585 586 587 589 LEE HAYES AND PETE SEEGER