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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... from time to time, as shall be thought most meete & convenient for the generall
good of the Colonie: unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cap-Codd the ...
... and cheap and safe for any person to communicate his thoughts to the public. .
. . Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. Let every order and degree among
the people rouse their attention and animate their resolution. Let them all ...
I had even thought to have lived with you, but for the injuries of one man. Colonel
Cresap, the last spring, in cold blood, and unprovoked, murdered all the relations
of Logan, not even sparing my women and children. There runs not a drop of ...
To say they will never attempt it again is idle and visionary; we thought so as the
repeal of the stamp act, yet a year or two undeceived us; as well may we suppose
that nations which have been once defeated will never renew the quarrel.
Perhaps the best-known section of his Letters is the passage included here,
which introduced the concept of America as a melting pot for the people of many
nations. wish I could be acquainted with the feelings and thoughts which must