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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Words That Moved a Nation Diane Ravitch. If you wou'd not be forgotten As soon
as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, Or do things worth
the writing. —Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac Contents Introduction ...
Some think that reading, too, is obsolete, but book sales seem to be higher than
ever, and the newest technologies still depend on reading, writing, and thinking
with verbal symbols. Will books survive? I surely hope so, as they are far more ...
He began writing the History of Plimouth Plantation in 1630 and completed it in
1651. His description of the hard life facing the Pilgrims when they first arrived on
shore is a classic of American literature. eing thus arrived in a good harbor and ...
If you wou'd not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write
things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. Sell not virtue to purchase
wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power. The ancients tell us what is best; but we
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Y LIST OF VIRTUES Benjamin Franklin started writing his
autobiography in 1771 and continued it until just before his death in 1790. In it,
he described "the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection.