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What So Proudly We Hail The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song

ISBN-10: 1610170067
ISBN-13: 9781610170062
Edition: 2011
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Description: A book for educating citizens This wonderfully rich anthology uses the soul-shaping power of story, speech, and song to help Americans realize more deeply-and appreciate more fully-who they are as citizens of the United States. At once inspiring and  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: ISI Books
Publication date: 5/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

A book for educating citizens This wonderfully rich anthology uses the soul-shaping power of story, speech, and song to help Americans realize more deeply-and appreciate more fully-who they are as citizens of the United States. At once inspiring and thought-provoking, What So Proudly We Hailfeatures dozens of selections on American identity, character, and civic life by our country#x19;s greatest writers and leaders-from Mark Twain to John Updike, from George Washington to Theodore Roosevelt, from Willa Cather to Flannery O#x19;Connor, from Benjamin Franklin to Martin Luther King Jr., from Francis Scott Key to Irving Berlin. Developing robust American citizens involves educating the heart as well as the mind. It is not enough to understand our nation#x19;s lofty principles or know our history; thoughtful and engaged citizens require cultivated moral imaginations and fitting sentiments and attitudes-matters both displayed in and nurtured by our great works of imaginative literature and rhetoric. Featuring the editors#x19; insightful and instructive commentary, What So Proudly We Haililluminates our national identity, the American creed, the American character, and the virtues and aspirations of active citizenship. This marvelous book will not only be a fixture on bedside tables; it will also spark conversations in homes, schools, colleges, and reading groups everywhere.

Amy A. Kass is Senior Lecturer in the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago. She is editor of The Perfect Gift: The Philanthropic Imagination in Poetry and Prose (IUP, 2002); American Lives: Cultural Differences, Individual Distinction; and Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying (with Leon Kass).

Leon R. Kass is Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago.

Introduction
National Identity: Why Should It Matter?
�The Man without a Country�
The Promised Land
�In a Strange Country�
The American Creed
Declaration of Independence
Gettysburg Address
Publius, Federalist No. 10
Mayflower Compact
To the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island
The American Character: Individuals Free and Equal
�To Build a Fire�
�A Father-to-Be�
�Harrison Bergeron�
�Idiots First�
�The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg�
�The May-Pole of Merry Mount�
�Defender of the Faith�
Toward A More Robust Citizenry: The Virtues of Civic Life
Self-Command and Self-Respect
�Project for Moral Perfection,� The Autobiography
�Pandora�
�Twenty-Two Days on a Chain Gang�
�The Last Flogging,� from My Bondage and My Freedom
Law-Abidingness and Justice: Toward Public Order
�The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions� (Address to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois)
Letter from Birmingham Jail
�A Jury of Her Peers�
Courage and Self-Sacrifice: Toward Country and Its Ideals
�On Roy Benavidez,� from Why Courage Matters
Letter to Sarah
�Chamberlain,� from The Killer Angels
Speech to the Third Army
�The Veteran�
�The Devil and Daniel Webster�
Civility, Tolerance, Compassion: Toward Neighbors
�Contract�
�The Blue Hotel�
�The Traveler�
�Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street�
Public-Spiritedness, Charity, Reverence: Toward the Public Goods
�The Open Boat�
Veterans Day Speech to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis
Second Inaugural Address
�The Deacon�
�The Artificial Nigger�
�Dosie, of Killakeet Island�
The Goals of Civic Life
Lifting the Floor
�The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas�
Writings on Education
�Why Should a Colored Man Enlist?�
�Democracy and Education�
�The Talented Tenth�
�He Who Spits at the Sky�
�The Best Years�
Elevating the Ceiling
�The Artist of the Beautiful�
�The Little Man at Chehaw Station: The American Artist and His Audience�
�Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu�
�Lee in the Capitol�
�Yeager,� from The Right Stuff
Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort
Preservation and Perpetuation
�Old Folks' Christmas�
�Everyday Use�
Farewell Address
�Manhood and Statehood,� from The Strenuous Life
Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
�In Our Youth Our Hearts Were Touched with Fire�
Thanksgiving Proclamation
�Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen�
Making One Out of Many
Immigration and Assimilation
�True Americanism�
�O K*A*P*L*A*N! My K*A*P*L*A*N!� from The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
�Aria,� from Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez
Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America
Songs for Free Men and Women
�The Star-Spangled Banner�
�.The Star-Spangled Banner�
�My Country, 'Tis of Thee�
�America the Beautiful�
�The Battle Hymn of the Republic�
�God Bless America�
�This Land Is Your Land�
Symbols
The Great Seal of the United States
The American Eagle: Two Poems
�Song of the American Eagle�
Herman Melville, �The Eagle of the Blue�
The Flag: Willa Cather, �The Namesake�
Acknowledgments
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