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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For summer being done, all things stand upon them with a wetherbeaten face;
and the whole countrie, full of woods and thickets, represented a wild and savage
heiw. If they looked behind them, ther was the mighty ocean which they had ...
I must, therefore, beg your honors' patience and attention to the whole range of
an argument, that may, perhaps, appear uncommon in many things, as well as to
points of learning that are more remote and unusual: that the whole tendency of ...
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole
truth; to know the worst and to provide for it. I have but one lamp by which my feet
are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of ...
All nations and ages have been subject to them: Britain has trembled like an
ague at the report of a French fleet of flat bottomed boats; and in the fourteenth
century the whole English army, after ravaging the kingdom of France, was driven
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the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that
can gather. strength. from. distress,. and. grow. brave. by. reflection. Tis. the.