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American Reader Words That Moved a Nation

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ISBN-10: 0062737333

ISBN-13: 9780062737335

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: Diane Ravitch

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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…    
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/5/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Diane Ravitchis Research Professor of Education at New York University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. President Clinton appointed her to the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees federal testing. She is the author or editor of over twenty books, includingThe Language PoliceandLeft Back, and her articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. A native of Houston, Ravitch graduated from the Houston public schools, Wellesley College, and Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn,…    

The Mayflower Compact
The Landing
Poor Richard's Almanack
List of Virtues
Defense of Freedom of the Press
A Demand to Limit Search and Seizure
Yankee Doodle
Liberty and Knowledge
The Liberty Song
Chief Logan's Lament
The Slaves' Appeal to the Royal Governor of Massachusetts
Speech to the Second Virginia Convention
The Declaration of Independence
A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia
Common Sense
The American Crisis
Liberty Tree
Correspondence with John
Letters from an American Farmer
The Federalist, No. 1
Farewell Address
Hail, Columbia
First Inaugural Address
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Old Oaken Bucket
Home, Sweet Home
A Visit from St. Nicholas
The Meaning of Patriotism in America
Against Nullification
Woodman, Spare That Tree
The Height of the Ridiculous
Old Ironsides
Concord Hymn
On Top of Old Smoky
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
The Raven
A Psalm of Life
The Village Blacksmith
Paul Revere's Ride
Civil Disobedience
The Barefoot Boy
Against the Mexican War
The Case for Pubic Schools
Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
Address to the Ohio Women's Rights Convention
Oh! Susanna
Old Folks at Home
Address to the Legislature of New York on Women's Rights
A Disappointed Woman
Walker's Appeal
Prospectus for The Liberator
Stanzas for the Times
Predjudice Against the Colored Man
Bearing Witness Against Slavery
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America
The Present Crisis
Independence Day Speech at Rochester
The House Divided Speech
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Last Statement to the Court
The Cooper Union Speech
Go Down, Moses
First Inaugural Address
The Bonnie Blue Flag
Maryland, My Maryland
Battle Cry of Freedom
The John Brown Song
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Barbara Frietchie
The Gettysburg Address
Second Inaugural Address
I Hear America Singing
O Captain! My Captain!
Speech to the American Anti-Slavery Society
The Blue and the Gray
Women's Right to Vote
The Ballad of John Henry
Home on the Range
I've Been Working on the Railroad
A Century of Dishonor
Speech at the National Convention of Colored Men
The New Colossus
Casey at the Bat
When the Frost Is on the Punkin
When de Co'n Pone's Hot
What Does the Working Man Want?
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Mountains of California
America the Beautiful
Little Boy Blue
The Atlanta Exposition Address
Reply to Booker T. Washington
Dissent from Plessy v. Ferguson
In Praise of the Strenuous Life
Against Imperialism
The Solitude of Self
Women and Economics
The Man with the Hoe
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
Should Higher Education for Women Differ?
The Battle with the Slum
Prejudice Against Women
The Talented Tenth
Advice to a Black Schoolgril
The Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Preacher and the Slave
The New Freedom
Protest to President Wilson
Statement of Principles
Anne Rutledge
Mending Wall
The Road Not Taken
Fire and Ice
Solidarity Forever
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
The Leaden-Eyed
I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier
I Have a Rendezvous with Death
War Message to Congress
Against Entry into the War
Over There
Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
The Marines' Hymn
The Field Artillery Song
Statement to the Court
The Right to One's Body
First Fig
Poems of Angel Island
A Korean Discovers New York
American Names
Yet Do I Marvel
O Black and Unknown Bards
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
I, Too
The America System of Self-Government
Happy Days Are Here Again
First Inaugural Address
Second Inaugural Address
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Union Maid
So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh (Dusty Old Dust)
Which Side Are You On?
I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night
FDR at the DAR
God Bless America
This Is the Army, Mr. Jones
This Land Is Your Land
High Flight
Anchors Aweigh
The Four Freedoms
War Message to Congress
Poems of the Issei
The Army Air Corps
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
The Spirit of Liberty
Elegy for a Dead Soldier
The Baruch Plan for Control of Atomic Energy
Confirmation Hearings
A Plea for Civil Rights
Inaugural Address
Declaration of Conscience
Nobel Acceptance Speech
The Silent Generation
Refugee in America
Brown v. Board of Eduction
Farewell Address
It Could Be a Wonderful World
Duty, Honor, Country
Inaugural Address
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Address to the Broadcasting Industry
The Port Huron Statement
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
Silent Spring
Letter from Birmingham City Jail
Speech at the Berlin Wall
The March on Washington
We Shall Overcome
O Freedom
If I Had a Hammer
Blowin' in the Wind
Ballad of Birmingham
The Feminine Mystique
Little Boxes
Howard University Address
On the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Stupid America
The Wilderness Idea
Speech at Moscow State University
The American Idea
Author Index
Copyright Acknowledgments