The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
Harper Collins, 2000年9月5日 - 656 頁
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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JOE HILL: The Preacher and the Slave JOYCE KILMER: Trees WOODROW
WILSON: The New Freedom 385 387 388 WILLIAM MONROETROTTER: Protest
to President Wilson 394 CALVIN COOLIDGE: Statement of Principles ...
... a member of the committee with Thomas Jefferson that wrote the Declaration of
Independence. Adams was the first vice-president of the United States and was
then elected president (1797–1801); he was defeated for the presidency in 1800
When he ran for president in 1800, he and Aaron Burr received equal numbers of
electoral votes, and the House of Representatives chose Jefferson as president.
Jefferson wrote that the Declaration of Independence was "an appeal to the ...
Over the years—as John Adams attended the Continental Congress, or served
abroad in diplomatic assignments or as vice-president and president—Abigail
Adams wrote letters to family and friends, describing the life about her. Not only
—Albert Shanker, former president, American Federation of Teachers DIANE
RAVITCH, a historian of education, is Research Professor at New York University
, holds the Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution, and is a