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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ANDREW HAMILTON Y DEFENSE OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS The loss of
liberty to a generous mind is worse than death. In 1733, John Peter Zenger
began publishing The New York Weekly Journal, which criticized the policies of
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.
CHORUS: Yankee Doodle, keep it up, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mind the music
and the step And with the girls be handy. Father and I went down to camp, Along
with Captain Gooding, And there we saw the men and boys As thickashasty ...
Let the dialogues, and all the exercises, become the instruments of impressing
on the tender mind, and of spreading and distributing far and wide, the ideas of
right and the sensations of freedom. In a word, let every sluice of knowledge be ...
Thomas Jefferson was passionately committed to the principle of the free mind.
Toward that end, he unceasingly promoted freedom of speech, freedom of the
press, and freedom of religion and education. Like other educated people of his ...