The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation / Edition 2

The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation / Edition 2

by Diane Ravitch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0062737333

ISBN-13: 9780062737335

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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

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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 the nation's character.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062737335
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
166,505
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.47(d)

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