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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I surely hope so, as they are far more pleasant and userfriendly than a blinking
screen. It is true that some people—and what appears to be growing numbers of
young people, schooled to appreciate only what is contemporary—live entirely in
It is true, indeed, the affections and love of their brethren at Leyden was cordiall
and entire towards them, but they had litle power to help them, or them selves;
and how the case stode betweene them and the marchants at their coming away,
His attorney, Andrew Hamilton, argued that the articles in Zenger's journal could
not be libelous because they were true; he further insisted, against the settled
precedent, that the jury and not the judge should decide the truth of the printed ...
The poor people, it is true, have been much less successful than the great. They
have seldom found either leisure or opportunity to form a union and exert their
strength; ignorant as they were of arts and letters, they have seldom been able to
Let us see delineated before us the true map of man. Let us hear the dignity of his
nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God—that consenting to
slavery is a sacrilegious breach of trust, as offensive in the sight of God as it is ...