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Ideas Across Time : Classic and Contemporary Readings for Composition,9780072882612

Ideas Across Time : Classic and Contemporary Readings for Composition

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9780072882612

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0072882611
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Pub. Date:
1/18/2007
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Ideas Across Timegives depth to students' writing by helping them make connections between their contemporary world and the important ideas that have shaped it. Beginning with a contemporary selection that ties the chapter's idea to the student's experience, each chapter proceeds to introduce students to significant and influential writers and thinkers. Thoughtful and provoking reading apparatus helps students understand challenging concepts, encourages them to develop ideas in their writing, and prompts them to research new questions.

Table of Contents

Introduction
American Identity
Changing America(Keynote)
What is an American?
The Discovery of What It Means To Be An American
The Ghosts of Ellis Island
Silent Dancing
Song of Myself The American Effect: Global Perspectives on the United States, 1990-2003
Belief
Catholic Confession(Keynote) Selections from the King James Bible Selections from the Qur'an Selections from the Analects of Confucius Selections from the Rig Veda and the Upanishads Tom Paine,What I Believe Elizabeth Cady Stanton,The Book of Genesis Friedrich Nietzsche,God is Dead William James,The Will to Believe Paul Tillich,The Lost Dimension in Religion Dalai Lama,The Art of Happiness Karen Armstrong,History and Religion Images of Divinity
Science
Of Mice and Men: We're Quite Similar, Genetically(Keynote)
Sphinx, or science
from
fromThe Origin of Species and The Descent of Man
Introduction to Darwin Luther Standing Bear
Nature Albert Einstein
Letters to and From Children
The Value of Science
Life on the Rocks: The Galapagos
How Computers Change
The Way We Think Photo
in Times Square
Economic Life
China Juggles the Conflicting Pressures of a Society in Transition(Keynote)
The Wealth of Nations
The Communist Manifesto Louisa May Alcott
How I Went Out to Service Album: Money Matters
Six brief passages about money from
Studs Terkle
The Singer Solution to World Poverty
Selling in Minnesota Bertolt Brecht
A Worker Reads History 'American Values'(advertisement) and'Signs of the Times'(photo)
Democratic Society
The Democratic Age(Keynote)
On the Exercise of Power
fromThe Second Treatise of Civil Government
The Declaration of Independence
The Rights and Involved Duties of Mankind Considered
Civil Disobedience
Macaulay,Letter on Democracy
Technology and Democracy Vaclav Havel
The Power of the Powerless
In the American Society
Photographs Across America
Quality: Race And Gender
Black and White(Keynote) Jean-Jacques Rousseau
On the Origin of Inequality Alexis de Tocqueville
Equality and Individualism Harriet Jacobs
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Of Our Spiritual Strivings Simone de Beauvoir
What is a Woman?
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