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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Gathered here are the classic speeches, poems, arguments, and songs that
illuminate—with wit, eloquence, or sharp ... was a group of family or friends,
sharing with each other a favorite poem or discovering for the first time a stirring
But there is something wonderful about having a poem or a song or the rhetorical
crest of a grand speech available for instant recall. When beautiful speeches and
poems are memorized, they remain with you as a lifelong resource. Words that ...
Instead , he sent the following speech to Lord Dunmore , royal governor of
Virginia . When Lord Dunmore returned from the expedition against the Indians ,
he brought the speech with him , and according to Jefferson , “ It became the
theme of ...
PATRICK HENRY Y SPEECH TO THE SECOND VIRGINIA CONVENTION I know
not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry (1736–1799) was a leading patriot in the revolutionary cause.
His most famous speech , excerpted below , was delivered to the second Virginia
Convention on March 23 , 1775 , at Saint John's Church in Richmond , Virginia .
The speech was a powerful argument on behalf of resolutions to equip the ...