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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Perhaps in another generation, another editor will find poetry that has the same
popular appeal, the same emotional connection with readers. But at the present
time, I am unable to identify any contemporary poems that are known and loved ...
In what was later known as the Mayflower Compact, the signers pledged to
create a body politic that would be based on the consent of the governed and
ruled by law. And they further agreed to submit to the laws framed by the new
body politic ...
And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that cuntrie
know them to be sharp and violent, and subjecte to cruell and feirce stormes,
deangerous to travill to known places, much more to serch an unknown coast.
... upon Hope, dies farting. Do not do that which you would not have known.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. Now I've a sheep and a cow,
everybody bids me 8 * The American Reader.
Or when must he laugh, so as to be secure from being taken up as a libeler? I
sincerely believe that were some persons to go through the streets of New York
nowadays and read a part of the Bible, if it were not known to be such, Mr.