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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What should a reader look for at this time in our nation's history? Who should be
added to the pantheon of oft-heard American voices? The voices that I added
expanded the pantheon to include men and women, and people of different ...
Otis's career ended suddenly in 1769, when a blow to his head by a British officer
left him Insane, ay it please your honors, I was desired by one of the court to look
into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning writs of ...
and given us up to the care of devils; and as I do not, I cannot see on what
grounds the king of Britain can look up to Heaven for help against us: a common
murderer, a highwayman, or a housebreaker, has as good a pretence as he.
... evils—a ravaged country—a depopulated city—habitations without safety, and
slavery without hope—our homes turned into barracks and bawdy-houses for
Hessians, and a future race to provide for, whose fathers we shall doubt of Look