Patriot's Handbook Songs, Poems, Stories, and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love

ISBN-10: 0786869186
ISBN-13: 9780786869183
Edition: 2002
Authors: Caroline Kennedy
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List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 5/7/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

When John F. Kennedy called America "the land we love" more than forty years ago, he was reminding us of the lofty ideals on which our country was founded. But what are those ideals, and how have Americans defined them? Is America the land of George Washington and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who rallied the country's spirits for unity in wartime, or is it a land of dissent, a land in which Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Martin Luther King Jr. remind us of our duty to protect our most fundamental freedoms? Are we defined by the speeches of Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan, or by the humor of H. L. Mencken and Mark Twain?

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born in New York City on born November 27, 1957 to John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. She received an A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1979 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1988. She is the author and editor of several books on constitutional law, American history, politics, and poetry including In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action, The Right to Privacy, The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Profiles in Courage for Our Time, A Patriot's Handbook, A Family Christmas, and She Walks in Beauty - A Woman's Journey through Poems. She has also compiled the interview tapes and written the forward for Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Flag
The Star-Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith, 1814
The Pledge of Allegiance, 1892
The Battle Cry of Freedom, George Frederick Root, c. 1861
The Flag Goes By, Henry Holcomb Bennett, c. 1900
You're a Grand Old Flag, George M. Cohan, 1906
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnett, 319 U.S. 624 (1943)
Flags, Gwendolyn Brooks, 1944
The Mike Christian Story, John McCain, 1971
Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989)
U.S. Blues, Grateful Dead, 1973
God Bless the U.S.A., Lee Greenwood, 1984
Visions of America
John Winthrop, A Model of Christian Charity, 1630
George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
Daniel Webster, Dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1825
The Ship of State, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1849
Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life, April 10, 1899
Let America Be America Again, Langston Hughes, July 1936
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Second Inaugural Address, January 20, 1937
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
The Times They Are A-Changin', Bob Dylan, c. 1963
First Words Spoken by a Man on the Moon, July 20, 1969
Ronald Reagan, Farewell Address, January 11, 1989
Portraits of Americans
Yankee Doodle, 1755
Letters from an American Farmer; J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, 1782
Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835
Democracy, Henry Adams, 1880
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, 1891
Dangers of the Dress Suit in Politics, George Washington Plunkitt, 1905
Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Albert Von Tilzer and Jack Norworth, 1908
On Being an American, H. L. Mencken, 1922
As Regards Patriotism, Mark Twain, c. 1900
I Like Americans, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1924
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
American Names, Stephen Vincent Benet, 1927
The 42nd Parallel, John Dos Passos, 1930
You're the Top, Cole Porter, 1934
The Story of a Novel, Thomas Wolfe, 1936
Hollywood, Truman Capote, 1950
The Last Gentleman, Walker Percy, 1966
How to Tame a Wild Tongue, Gloria Anzaldua, 1987
A Country and a Conundrum, Anna Quindlen, 2002
Rule of Law
The Constitution of the United States, 1787
Benjamin Franklin, The Constitutional Convention, Speech at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations, September 17, 1787
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803)
Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau, 1849
Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
The United States of America v. Susan B. Anthony, 1873
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham City Jail, April 16, 1963
Lyndon B. Johnson, Special Message to the Congress: The American Promise, March 15, 1965
Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145 (1968)
Barbara Jordan, Opening Statement to the House Judiciary Committee, Proceedings on Impeachment of Richard Nixon, July 25, 1974
Gerald R. Ford, Remarks on Taking the Oath of Office, August 9, 1974
Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000)
Freedom
The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, 1776
But, Mister Adams (from the Broadway musical 1776), Sherman Edwards, 1964
America, Samuel Francis Smith, 1832
Frederick Douglass, If I Had a Country, I Should Be a Patriot, September 24, 1847
Annie Davis, Letter to President Lincoln, August 25, 1864
Sympathy, Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1893
Freedom, E. B. White, July 1940
As freedom is a breakfastfood, E. E. Cummings, 1940
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, State of the Union Address, January 6, 1941
Judge Learned Hand, Address at "I Am an American" Day, Central Park, New York, May 21, 1944
I've Got the Light of Freedom, Pete Seeger
Ronald Reagan, Address to Students, Moscow State University, May 31, 1988
Freedom of Speech and of the Press
Andrew Hamilton, Statement at Trial of John Peter Zenger; 1735
Abrams v. U.S., 250 U.S. 616 (1919)
Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)
Margaret Chase Smith, Remarks to the Senate in Support of a Declaration of Conscience, June 1, 1950
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964)
Freedom of Religion
Amazing Grace, John Newton, 1779, 1829 (last stanza)
Chief Red Jacket, Speech Against Missionaries' Efforts to Baptize Members of the Seneca Tribe, 1805
John F. Kennedy, Speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, September 12, 1960
Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962)
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, 122 S. Ct. 2460 (2002)
The Right to be Let Alone
James Otis, Statement Against the Writs of Assistance, Boston, 1761
Olmstead v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438 (1928)
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992)
Equality
Abigail Adams, Letter to John Adams, March 31, 1776
John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, April 14, 1776
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Seneca Falls Convention, 1848
Sojourner Truth, Ain't I a Woman?, May 1851
James Weldon Johnson, Lift Every Voice and Sing, 1900
Jeannette Rankin, Speech in Congress on Women's Rights and Wartime Service, January 10, 1918
Incident, Countee Cullen, 1925
Merry-Go-Round, Langston Hughes, 1942
Can a Woman Ever Be President of the United States?, Eleanor Roosevelt, 1935
Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock, Fall 1957, Gwendolyn Brooks, 1960
John F. Kennedy, Televised Address to the Nation, June 11, 1963
Martin Luther King Jr., Address at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963
Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, 1963
Fannie Lou Hamer, The Special Plight and the Role of the Black Woman, May 7, 1971
Frontiero v. Richardson, 411 U.S. 677 (1973)
Edward M. Kennedy, Statement on Americans with Disabilities Act, May 9, 1989
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Address to the Fourth UN World Conference on Women, Beijing, China, September 5, 1993
William Jefferson Clinton, Remarks on Affirmative Action, July 19, 1995
Baker v. State, 170 Vt. 194 (1999)
The Individual
Simple Gifts, Joseph Brackett, 1848
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance, 1841
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
Songs of the Sacred Mysteries, Sioux, 1869
The Sorrow Songs (from The Souls of Black Folk), W. E. B. Du Bois, 1903
The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost, 1916
Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, 1947
William Faulkner, Address Upon Receiving the Nobel Prize, December 10, 1950
Lillian Hellman, Letter to the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and Reply (from Scoundrel Time), 1952
Robert F. Kennedy, Day of Affirmation, Cape Town University, June 6, 1966
Martin Luther King Jr., The Drum Major Instinct, February 4, 1968
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, Alice Walker, 1974
War and Peace
Chief Logan, Speech After Defeat by the Virginia Militia, 1774
Patrick Henry, Speech to the Second Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775
Thomas Paine, Common Sense, February 14, 1776
Paul Revere's Ride, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1863
The Monroe Doctrine, 1823
The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Julia Ward Howe, 1861
Shiloh, a Requiem, Herman Melville, April 1862
Abraham Lincoln, Final Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
Memoirs, Ulysses S. Grant, 1885-1886
Chief Joseph, Surrender to the U.S. Army, 1877
The Marines' Song, 1891
Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind, Stephen Crane, 1899
The Caisson Song, Edmund L. Gruber, 1907
Woodrow Wilson, War Message to Congress, April 2, 1917
Over There, George M. Cohan, 1917
The Unknown Soldier; Billy Rose
September 1, 1939, W. H. Auden, 1941
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, War Message to Congress, December 8, 1941
The Gift Outright, Robert Frost, 1942
Martial Cadenza, Wallace Stevens, 1954
Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Great Crusade, June 6, 1944
J. Robert Oppenheimer, On the Atomic Bomb, 1945
Albert Einstein, The Fateful Decision, 1948
Harry S. Truman, Address to the Nation on Korea, April 11, 1951
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961
Blowin' in the Wind, Bob Dylan, 1962
John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at American University, June 10, 1963
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, John Kerry, 1971
Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen, 1984
Tim O'Brien, On the Rainy River (from The Things They Carried), 1990
Richard M. Nixon, Remarks Upon Returning from the People's Republic of China, February 28, 1972
William Jefferson Clinton, Remarks at Michigan State University, May 5, 1995
George W. Bush, Address on Terrorism Before a Joint Meeting of Congress, September 20, 2001
Jimmy Carter, Address Upon Receiving the Nobel Prize, December 10, 2002
Work, Opportunity, and Invention
The New Colossus, Emma Lazarus, 1883
Huang Zunxian, Explusion of the Immigrants, c. 1884
I Hear America Singing, Walt Whitman, 1891
I've Been Working on the Railroad
Wilbur Wright, Letter to Octave Chanute, May 13, 1900
Florence Kelley, Speech at the Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, July 22, 1905
The Jungle, Upton Sinclair, 1906
Ellis Island, Henry James, 1907
Ernesto Galarza, Barrio Boy, 1971
Henry Ford, My Life and Work, 1922
Thomas Alva Edison, They Won't Think, 1921
Happy Days Are Here Again, Milton Ager and Jack Yellen, 1929
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, E. Y. Harburg and Jay Gorney, 1932
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933
West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379 (1937)
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, 1949
Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev, The Kitchen Debate, Moscow, 1959
Manny Steen, Ellis Island Interview, March 22, 1991
Groucho Marx, King Leer, 1950
Coal Miner's Daughter, Loretta Lynn, 1970
Mario Puzo, Choosing a Dream: Italians in Hell's Kitchen, 1971
Robert F. Kennedy, Recapturing America's Moral Vision, University of Kansas, March 18, 1968
Cesar Chavez, Address to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, November 9, 1984
My Hometown, Bruce Springsteen, 1984
Andy Warhol, POPism, 1975
Edward M. Kennedy, Speech to the Democratic Convention, August 12, 1980
David Bright, Homeless Children Speak, 1986
George Bush, Speech at the Republican Convention, August 18, 1988
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan, 1989
Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Education of an American, September 21, 2001
Bill Gates, Capitalizing on the "Cognitive Niche," 1999
Our Land
God Bless America, Irving Berlin, 1938
The Thanksgivings, Iroquois, 1891
Twelfth Song of the Thunder; Navajo, 1887
Oh! Susanna, Stephen Foster, 1848
Old Cotton Fields at Home, Huddie Ledbetter, 1936
Light in August, William Faulkner, 1932
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, James Agee, 1941
Florida, Elizabeth Bishop, 1946
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1884
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost, 1923
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville, 1851
The Sidewalks of New York, James W. Blake and Charles B. Lawlor, 1894
New York, New York, Fred Ebb and John Kander, 1977
Jazz, Toni Morrison, 1992
Chicago, Carl Sandburg, 1916
Frederick Jackson Turner, The Significance of the Frontier in American History, 1893
The Ballad of Davy Crockett, George Bruns and Tom Blackburn, 1954
O Pioneers!, Willa Cather, 1913
Northern Utes, Response to the Breakup of Their Reservation, 1903
Home on the Range, David Guion, 1930
The Old Chisholm Trail, c. 1880
The Mud Below, Annie Proulx, 1999
Oklahoma, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, 1943
I Left My Heart in San Francisco, George C. Cory Jr. and Douglass Cross, 1954
Sunset, Jack Kerouac, 1960
Surfin' U.S.A., Chuck Berry and Brian Wilson, 1963
Los Angeles Notebook, Joan Didion, 1966
Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell, 1970
The Wilderness Letter, Wallace Stegner, 1960
America, Paul Simon, 1968
America, the Beautiful, Katharine Lee Bates, 1893
This Land Is Your Land, Woody Guthrie, 1940
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