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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This , however , has been known by the great to be the temper of mankind ; and
they have accordingly labored , in all ages , to wrest from the populace , as they
are contemptuously called , the knowledge of their rights and wrongs , and the ...
This called on me for revenge . I have sought it : I have killed many : I have fully
glutted my vengeance : for my country I rejoice at the beams of peace . But do not
harbour a thought that mine is the joy of fear . Logan never felt fear . He will not ...
But when the British called on slaves to join their side , the revolutionary army
reversed its policy . Some 5,000 African Americans , both slave and free , fought
in the American army . Many gained their freedom as a result of wartime service ...
Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we
shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win
back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and
distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of
fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.—He has dissolved