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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780062737335

ISBN10:
0062737333
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/21/2009
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

This revised historical anthology of Americans speaking their minds contains more than 200 poems, speeches, songs, letters, and other expressions arranged in chronological order. From Woody Guthrie to Thomas Jefferson, the nation's most notable spokespersons pay tribute to the nation's character and values.

Table of Contents

Introduction xvii
COLONIAL DAYS AND THE REVOLUTION
The Mayflower Compact
3(2)
The Landing
5(2)
William Bradford
Poor Richard's Almanack
7(5)
Benjamin Franklin
List of Virtues
12(2)
Benjamin Franklin
Defense of Freedom of the Press
14(5)
Andrew Hamilton
A Demand to Limit Search and Seizure
19(3)
James Otis
Yankee Doodle
22(2)
Liberty and Knowledge
24(4)
John Adams
The Liberty Song
28(2)
John Dickinson
Chief Logan's Lament
30(1)
The Slaves' Appeal to the Royal Governor of Massachusetts
31(2)
Speech to the Second Virginia Convention
33(4)
Patrick Henry
The Declaration of Independence
37(5)
Thomas Jefferson
A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia
42(3)
Thomas Jefferson
Common Sense
45(5)
Thomas Paine
The American Crisis
50(4)
Thomas Paine
Liberty Tree
54(1)
Thomas Paine
Correspondence with John
55(3)
Abigail Adams
Letters from an American Farmer
58(5)
J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur
The Federalist, No. 1
63(8)
Alexander Hamilton
THE NEW NATION
Farewell Address
71(6)
George Washington
Hail, Columbia
77(2)
Joseph Hopkinson
First Inaugural Address
79(4)
Thomas Jefferson
The Star-Spangled Banner
83(2)
Francis Scott Key
The Old Oaken Bucket
85(2)
Samuel Woodworth
Home, Sweet Home
87(1)
John Howard Payne
A Visit from St. Nicholas
88(2)
Clement Clarke Moore
The Meaning of patriotism in America
90(3)
Frances Wright
Against Nullification
93(3)
Daniel Webster
Woodman, Spare That Tree
96(2)
George Perkins Morris
The Height of the Ridiculous
98(1)
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Old Ironsides
99(1)
Oliver Wendell Holmes
America
100(5)
Samuel F. Smith
ANTEBELLUM AMERICA: REFORM AND EXPANSION
Concord Hymn
105(1)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self-Reliance
106(5)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
On Top of Old Smoky
111(1)
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
112(2)
The Raven
114(4)
Edgar Allan Poe
A Psalm of Life
118(2)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Village Blacksmith
120(1)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Paul Revere's Ride
121(4)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Civil Disobedience
125(9)
Henry David Thoreau
Walden
134(6)
Henry David Thoreau
The Barefoot Boy
140(3)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Against the Mexican War
143(5)
Thomas Corwin
The Case for Public Schools
148(5)
Horace Mann
Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
153(6)
Address to the Ohio Women's Rights Convention
159(2)
Sojourner Truth
Oh! Susanna
161(1)
Stephen Foster
Old Folks at Home
162(1)
Stephen Foster
Address to the Legislature of New York on Women's Rights
163(6)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A Disappointed Woman
169(2)
Lucy Stone
Success
171(4)
Emily Dickinson
PRELUDE TO War
Walker's Appeal
175(4)
David Walker
Prospectus for The Liberator
179(2)
William Lloyd Garrison
Stanzas for the Times
181(3)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Predjudice Against the Colored Man
184(4)
Theodore S. Wright
Bearing Witness Against Slavery
188(4)
Angelina Grimke
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America
192(6)
Henry Highland Garnet
The Present Crisis
198(4)
James Russell Lowell
Independence Day Speech at Rochester
202(6)
Frederick Douglass
The House Divided Speech
208(8)
Abraham Lincoln
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
216(8)
Last Statement to the Court
224(3)
John Brown
The Cooper Union Speech
227(11)
Abraham Lincoln
Go Down, Moses
238(5)
THE CIVIL WAR
Dixie
243(1)
Daniel Decatur Emmett
First Inaugural Address
244(6)
Abraham Lincoln
The Bonnie Blue Flag
250(2)
Harry Macarthy
Maryland, My Maryland
252(2)
James Ryder Randall
Battle Cry of Freedom
254(2)
George F. Root
The John Brown Song
256(1)
Battle Hymn of the Republic
257(2)
Julia Ward Howe
Barbara Frietchie
259(2)
John Greenleaf Whittier
The Gettysburg Address
261(2)
Abraham Lincoln
Second Inaugural Address
263(2)
Abraham Lincoln
I Hear America Singing
265(1)
Walt Whitman
O Captain! My Captain!
266(1)
Walt Whitman
Speech to the American Anti-Slavery Society
267(8)
Frederick Douglass
AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
The Blue and the Gray
275(2)
Francis Miles Finch
Women's Right to Vote
277(8)
Susan B. Anthony
The Ballad of John Henry
285(2)
Home on the Range
287(1)
I've Been Working on the Railroad
288(2)
A Century of Dishonor
290(5)
Helen Hunt Jackson
Speech at the National Convention of Colored Men
295(6)
Frederick Douglass
The New Colossus
301(1)
Emma Lazarus
Clementine
302(2)
Casey at the Bat
304(2)
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
When the Frost Is on the Punkin
306(2)
James Whitcomb Riley
When de Co'n Pone's Hot
308(2)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
What Does the Working Man Want?
310(5)
Samuel Gompers
The Pledge of Allegiance
315(1)
The Mountains of California
316(4)
John Muir
Solitude
320(1)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
America the Beautiful
321(1)
Katharine Lee Bates
Little Boy Blue
322(1)
Eugene Field
The Atlanta Exposition Address
323(6)
Booker T. Washington
Reply to Booker T. Washington
329(1)
John Hope
Dissent from Plessy v. Ferguson
330(3)
John Marshall Harlan
In Praise of the Strenuous Life
333(4)
Theodore Roosevelt
Against Imperialism
337(5)
George Frisbie Hoar
No
342(5)
Jose De Diego
THE PROGRESSIVE AGE
The Solitude of Self
347(7)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women and Economics
354(3)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Man with the Hoe
357(2)
Edwin Markham
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
359(1)
James Weldon Johnson
J. Rosamond Johnson
Should Higher Education for Women Differ?
360(5)
M. Carey Thomas
The Battle with the Slum
365(4)
Jacob A. Riis
Prejudice Against Women
369(4)
Carrie Chapman Catt
The Talented Tenth
373(5)
W. E. B. Du Bois
Advice to a Black Schoolgirl
378(1)
W. E. B. Du Bois
The Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles
379(5)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
384(1)
Albert Von Tilzer
Jack Norworth
Preacher and the Slave
385(2)
Joe Hill
Trees
387(1)
Joyce Kilmer
The New Freedom
388(6)
Woodrow Wilson
Protest to President Wilson
394(4)
William Monroe Trotter
Statement of Principles
398(3)
Calvin Coolidge
Anne Rutledge
401(1)
Edgar Lee Masters
Mending Wall
402(2)
Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken
404(1)
Robert Frost
Fire and Ice
405(1)
Robert Frost
Evolution
405(1)
Alice Duer Miller
Chicago
406(2)
Carl Sandburg
Solidarity Forever
408(5)
Ralph Chaplin
WORLD WAR I AND AFTER
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
413(1)
Vachel Lindsay
The Leaden-Eyed
414(1)
Vachel Lindsay
I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier
415(1)
Alfred Bryan
Al Piantadosi
I Have a Rendezvous with Death
416(1)
Alan Seeger
War Message to Congress
417(5)
Woodrow Wilson
Against Entry into the War
422(4)
George Norris
Over There
426(1)
George M. Cohan
Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
427(2)
Irving Berlin
The Marines' Hymn
429(1)
The Field Artillery Song
430(1)
Edmund L. Gruber
Grass
431(1)
Carl Sandburg
Statement to the Court
432(3)
Eugene Victor Debs
The Right to One's Body
435(4)
Margaret Sanger
First Fig
439(1)
Edna Vincent Millay
Poems of Angel Island
440(1)
A Korean Discovers New York
441(3)
Younghill Kang
American Names
444(1)
Stephen Vincent Benet
America
445(1)
Claude Mckay
Yet Do I Marvel
446(1)
Countee Cullen
O Black and Unknown Bards
447(2)
James Weldon Johnson
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
449(1)
Langston Hughes
I, Too
450(1)
Langston Hughes
The America System of Self-Government
451(8)
Herbert Hoover
THE DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II
Happy Days Are Here Again
459(1)
Milton Ager
Jack Yellen
First Inaugural Address
460(4)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second Inaugural Address
464(3)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
467(2)
E. Y. Harburg
Jay Gorney
Union Maid
469(1)
Woody Guthrie
So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh (Dusty Old Dust)
470(1)
Woody Guthrie
Which Side Are You On?
471(1)
Florence Reece
I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night
472(2)
Alfred Hayes
FDR at the DAR
474(2)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
God Bless America
476(1)
Irving Berlin
This Is the Army, Mr. Jones
477(1)
Irving Berlin
This Land Is Your Land
478(1)
Woody Guthrie
Freedom
479(6)
E. B. White
High Flight
485(2)
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Anchors Aweigh
487(1)
Charles A. Zimmerman
The Four Freedoms
488(4)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
War Message to Congress
492(2)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Poems of the Issei
494(2)
The Army Air Corps
496(1)
Robert Crawford
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
497(1)
Frank Loesser
The Spirit of Liberty
498(2)
Learned Hand
Elegy for a Dead Soldier
500(7)
Karl Shapiro
AFTER WORLD WAR II
The Baruch Plan for Control of Atomic Energy
507(3)
Bernard Baruch
Confirmation Hearings
510(3)
David Lilienthal
A Plea for Civil Rights
513(3)
Hubert Humphrey
Inaugural Address
516(6)
Harry S. Truman
Declaration of Conscience
522(5)
Margaret Chase Smith
Nobel Acceptance Speech
527(2)
William Faulkner
The Silent Generation
529(1)
Louis Simpson
Refugee in America
530(1)
Langston Hughes
Harlem
531(1)
Langston Hughes
Brown v. Board of Education
531(4)
Farewell Address
535(4)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
It Could Be a Wonderful World
539(1)
Hy Zaret
Lou Singer
Duty, Honor, Country
540(9)
Douglas Macarthur
THE `60s
Inaugural Address
549(4)
John F. Kennedy
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
553(2)
Pete Seeger
Address to the Broadcasting Industry
555(5)
Newton Minow
The Port Huron Statement
560(4)
Tom Hayden
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
564(1)
Ed Mccurdy
Silent Spring
565(3)
Rachel Carson
Letter from Birmingham City Jail
568(8)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Speech at the Berlin Wall
576(2)
John F. Kennedy
The March on Washington
578(5)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We Shall Overcome
583(1)
O Freedom
584(1)
If I Had a Hammer
585(1)
Lee Hayes
Pete Seeger
Blowin' in the Wind
586(1)
Bob Dylan
Ballad of Birmingham
587(2)
Dudley Randall
The Feminine Mystique
589(3)
Betty Friedan
Little Boxes
592(1)
Malvina Reynolds
Howard University Address
593(4)
Lyndon B. Johnson
On the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
597(3)
Robert F. Kennedy
Stupid America
600(3)
Abelardo Delgado
AMERICAN IDEAS
The Wilderness Idea
603(2)
Wallace Stegner
Speech at Moscow State University
605(5)
Ronald Reagan
The American Idea
610(3)
Theodore H. White
Bibliography 613(6)
Author Index 619(6)
Copyright Acknowledgments 625


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