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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation Rev Edition
Contributor(s): Ravitch, Diane (Author)

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ISBN: 0062737333     ISBN-13: 9780062737335
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
OUR PRICE: $21.24  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2000

Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | United States - General
- History | Reference
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies - General
Dewey: 973
LCCN: 00038279
Lexile Measure: 1260(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1.6" H x 5.3" W x 8" (1.05 lbs) 656 pages
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Publisher Description:
"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.

Contributor Bio(s): Ravitch, Diane: -

Diane Ravitch, a historian of education, is Research Professor at New York University, holds Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution, and is a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. A former Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of many awards, she is also the author of the recent book Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms.

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