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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... JULIAWARD HOWE: Battle Hymn of the Republic JOHN GREENLEAF
WHITTIER: Barbara Frietchie ABRAHAM LINCOLN: The Gettysburg Address
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Second Inaugural Address WALT WHITMAN: I Hear
America Singing ...
Politicians seldom speak without reference to focus groups or pollsters to learn
what people want to hear; fearful of making a mistake, they use talking points or a
text prepared by consultants and writers. Pollsters tell us what we think ...
Poems and songs, of course, are meant to be recited or sung aloud, not just read
silently. Poetry works best when it is spoken and heard. Young people don't read
much poetry today; they seldom hear it read out loud or recite it themselves.
... that happened before today, indifferent to any words except those they hear in
movies, videos, the radio, and television. But reading is not about to disappear.
Despite the ease and immediacy of the electronic media, written language will ...
Much of what they said and did has relevance for partisans of democratic ideas
throughout the world. As we get to know the history of our society and hear the
voices of those who created our energetic, complex, pluralistic, and humane