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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... Prospectus for The Liberator JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER: Stanzas for the
Times THEODORE S.WRIGHT: Predjudice Against the Colored Man
ANGELINAGRIMKE: Bearing Witness Against Slavery HENRY HIGHLAND
FREDERICKDOUGLASS: Speech to the American Anti-Slavery Society AFTER
THE CIVILWAR FRANCISMILES FINCH: The Blue and the Gray SUSAN B.
ANTHONY: Women's Right to Vote The Ballad of John Henry Home on the
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For what notions can be entertained of slavery beyond that of suffering the
greatest injuries and oppressions without the liberty of complaining; or if they do,
to be destroyed, body and estate, for so doing? It is said, and insisted upon by Mr.
It is the best cause; it is the cause of liberty; and I make no doubt but your upright
conduct, this day, will not only entitle you to the love and esteem of your fellow
citizen, but every man who prefers freedom to a life of slavery will bless and
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,