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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War Message to Congress Poems of the Issei ROBERT CRAWFORD: The Army
Air Corps FRANKLOESSER: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
LEARNED HAND: The Spirit of Liberty KARL SHAPIRO: Elegy for a Dead Soldier
There have been no public declarations that approach the dignified cadences of
Abraham Lincoln or Frederick Douglass; there have been no individual
statements on public policy that attain the moral integrity of Learned Hand on “
The Spirit ...
The loss of liberty to a generous mind is worse than death; and yet we know there
have been those in all ages who, for the sakes of preferment or some imaginary
honor, have freely lent a helping hand to oppress, nay, to destroy, their country.
And I take this opportunity to declare that, whether under a fee or not (for in such
a cause as this I despise a fee), I will to my dying day oppose with all the powers
and faculties God has given me all such instruments of slavery, on the one hand,
It was sung virtually everywhere-on public occasions and often just to annoy the
British and their American friends. People quickly took up the song's credo: "By
uniting we stand, by dividing we fall" Come join hand in hand brave Americans