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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... A Bill for Establishing 42 Religious Freedom in Virginia THOMAS PAINE:
Common Sense 45 THOMAS PAINE: The American Crisis 50 THOMAS PAINE:
Liberty Tree 54 ABIGAIL ADAMS: Correspondence with John 55 J. HECTORST.
The idea was that the citizens of a society could join freely and agree to govern
themselves by making laws for the common good. On November 11, 1620, after
sixty-six days at sea, the sailing ship Mayflower approached land. On board were
Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. 10.
CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation. 11.
TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or
If it is this principle that has always prompted the princes and nobles of the earth
by every species of fraud and violence to shake off all the limitations of their
power, it is the same that has always stimulated the common people to aspire at ...
Humbly Shewing That your Petitioners apprehind we have in common with all
other men a naturel right to our freedoms without Being depriv'd of them by our
fellow men as we are a freeborn Pepel and have never forfeited this Blessing by