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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Rulers are no more than attorneys , agents , and trustees , for the people ; and if
the cause , the interest and trust , is insidiously betrayed , or wantonly trifled away
, the people have a right to revoke the authority that they themselves have ...
Then join hand in hand brave Americans all , By uniting we stand , by dividing we
fall ; In so Righteous a cause let us hope to succeed , For Heaven approves of
each generous deed . All ages shall speak with amaze and applause , Of the ...
We therfor Bage your Excellency and Honours will give this its deer weight and
consideration and that you will accordingly cause an act of the legislative to be
pessed that we may obtain our Natural right our freedoms and our children be set
Three millions of people , armed in the holy cause of liberty , and in such a
country as that which we possess , are invincible by any force which our enemy
can send against us . Besides , sir , we shall not fight our battles alone . There is
a just ...
American reformers , whatever their cause - whether for abolition of slavery , for
barring racial segregation , for advancing the rights of women - have reminded
the public that " all men are created equal . " Wherever people have fought