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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... and Seizure 19 Yankee Doodle 22 JOHN ADAMS: Liberty and Knowledge 24
JOHN DICKINSON: The Liberty Song 28 Chief Logan's Lament 30 The Slaves'
Appeal to the Royal Governor of Massachusetts 31 PATRICKHENRY: Speech to
ROOT: Battle Cry of Freedom The John Brown Song JULIAWARD HOWE: Battle
Hymn of the Republic JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER: Barbara Frietchie
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: The Gettysburg Address ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Second
... How I Hate to GetUp in the Morning The Marines' Hymn EDMUND L. GRUBER:
The Field Artillery Song CARL SANDBURG: Grass EUGENEVICTORDEBS:
Statement to the Court MARGARETSANGER: The Right to One's Body EDNAST.
In an age like this, it is daunting to find entries for a book whose purpose is to
identify classic speeches, poems, arguments and songs, the words that became
an enduring part of American culture and that deserve to be recalled, even
or memorable songs. Nor does it represent every major voice; I did not include,
for example, those who preached disunion or hatred toward others. In shaping
this collection, I was mindful of the best school readers of the nineteenth century,