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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It is most certainly convenient to communicate electronically with friends and
businesses, but there is no evidence that icons will replace written language. If
anything, knowledge of language and the need for accuracy of expression have ...
ago that a man would have burned as a heretic for owning such opinions in
matters of religion as are publicly written and printed at this day . They were
fallible men , it seems , and we take the liberty , not only to differ from them in
It was written in 1768 by John Dickinson ( 1732-1808 ) , who was a prominent
Pennsylvania lawyer . He became famous with his Letters from a Farmer in
Pennsylvania , twelve letters published in 1767-68 . The Letters helped to turn
Volu columes have been written on the subject of the struggle between England
and America . Men of all ranks have embarked in the controversy , from different
motives , and with various designs : but all have been ineffectual , and the period