Why Freedom Matters Celebrating the Declaration of Independence in Two Centuries of Prose, Poetry and Song

ISBN-10: 0761131655

ISBN-13: 9780761131656

Edition: 2003

Authors: Daniel Katz, Karen Katz, Daniel R. Katz

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Daniel Katz is Professor of History and Dean of Labor Studies at the National Labor College. A former union organizer, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice in New York City. 

Karen Katz is an American author and illustrator of children's books. After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her first book, Over the Moon, was inspired by the experience of adopting her daughter from Central America. She has written and illustrated more than 50 picture books and novelty books including Where Is Baby's Belly Button?, Counting Kisses, and Daddy Hugs.

Editor's Note
Forewords
President Jimmy Carter
President Gerald R. Ford
Introduction
In the Course of Human Events
"The Argonauts of 1776"
An Exchange of Letters
Introduction to Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence
"The Gift Outright"
Public Speech
"God Bless America"
"This Land Is Your Land"
Bicentennial Speech
Speech at Independence Hall
"Let America Be America Again"
"The American Dream"
"I Am a Patriot"
Speech on the Dred Scott Decision
The Killer Angels
The Remarkable Andrew
"What July Fourth Means to Me"
"Reasoning the Fourth"
Life
Letter to Aunt Fannie Adoue
Prologue: A Letter to Thoreau
"October Fullness"
"The Cell Door Closes"
Letter to Olga
Letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Diary of a Young Girl
"The Four Freedoms"
"The Perils of Indifference"
"Freedom from Fear"
"Oh Freedom"
Inaugural Address
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech: "To Endure and Prevail"
"Song of Myself"
"The New Colossus"
"Chimes of Freedom"
Women in Exile
Farewell Address
"A Glimpse of Home"
"Teach Your Children"
Liberty
"Ain't I a Woman?"
Democracy in America
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
Courtroom Speech on Women's Right to Vote
Letter to Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Speech before Congress on Women's Suffrage
"Still I Rise"
Letter to His Former Master, Captain Thomas Auld
"Down by the Riverside"
The Emancipation Proclamation
Address to the Niagara Conference
Brown v. Board of Education
My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation
"Shed a Little Light"
"Reflections on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution"
Speech from the Pulpit
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Special Message to the Congress: "The American Promise"
Letter to Theodore Roosevelt
Letter to E.L. Barr Jr.
Letter to Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
Letter to Charles McCarthy
"Censors"
"Spirit of Liberty"
"I Am an American"
The Pursuit of Happiness
"Self-Reliance"
"The Road Not Taken"
"Courage"
Letter to His Son
"Advice, Like Youth, Probably Just Wasted on the Young"
"Poem of Remembrances for a Girl or a Boy of These States"
Letter to Walt Whitman
Commencement Address at James Madison University
"The Myth of Sisyphus"
"I Believe"
"Something for Nothing"
"A Left-Handed Commencement Address at Mills College"
"America the Beautiful"
"I Have a Dream"
Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor
"Pay Attention, Kids"
"America"
"Great Society"
"Talkin' Bout a Revolution"
"What America Means to Me"
The American Cause
"Open Letter to the Poet Archibald MacLeish Who Has Forsaken His Massachusetts Farm to Make Propaganda for Freedom"
"Let That Old-Time Freedom Ring Out"
"Why I Refused the National Medal for the Arts"
"The Congressional Library"
Democratic National Convention Keynote Address: "Who Then Will Speak for the Common Good?"
Commencement Address at Northern Arizona University
Speech on Senate Floor: "Declaration of Conscience"
Commencement Address at the College of Santa Fe
"I Will Live and Survive"
"America's Challenge: Revitalizing Our National Community"
Commencement Address at Vassar College
"To the Patriots and the Activist Poets"
Closing Argument in the Henry Sweet Trial
The American President
"I Sing of Change"
"Keepers of Democracy"
"Generations of Lost Angels Found"
"Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, Number XVII"
Appendix
The Constitution of the United States of America
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Sources and Permissions
Index
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