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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Man has certainly an exalted soul ; and the same principle in human nature —
that aspiring , noble principle founded in benevolence , and cherished by
knowledge ; I mean the love of power , which has been so often the cause of
Let us hear the danger of thraldom to our consciences from ignorance, extreme
poverty, and dependence; in short, from civil and political slavery. Let us see
delineated before us the true map of man. Let us hear the dignity of his nature,
Let every declamation turn upon the beauty of liberty and virtue , and the
deformity , turpitude , and malignity of slavery and vice . Let the public
disputations become researches into the grounds and nature and ends of
government , and the ...
THE SLAVES ' APPEAL TO THE ROYAL GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS
We are a freeborn Pepel and have never ... Some colonists opposed slavery ,
especially Quakers and Mennonites , and leaders such as Benjamin Franklin ...
Revolutionary appeals based on the natural rights of man encouraged some
slaves to assert that they , too , had a ... Many gained their freedom as a result of
wartime service , and thousands of others escaped from slavery during the War .