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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CHORUS : In Freedom we're born and in Freedom we'll live , Our purses are
ready , Steady , Friends , Steady . Not as slaves , but as Freemen our money we'll
give . Our worthy Forefathers — Let's give them a cheer To Climates unknown did
In retaliation , white soldiers killed many innocent Indians , including the family of
Logan , chief of the Mingo Indians , who was known as a friend of the whites . Led
by Logan , the Indians launched a war against the white settlers , scalping a ...
Such was my love for the whites , that my countrymen pointed as they passed ,
and said , “ Logan is the friend of white man . ” I had even thought to have lived
with you , but for the injuries of one man . Colonel Cresap , the last spring , in cold
Besides , sir , we shall not fight our battles alone . There is a just God who
presides over the destinies of nations ; and who will raise friends to fight our
battles for us . The battle , sir , is not to the strong alone ; it is to the vigilant , the
active , the ...
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear
Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and
Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.He has excited domestic