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American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for Young People

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The history of the United States has been characterized by ferventidealism, intense struggle, and radical change. And for everycritical, defining moment in American history, there were thosewhose impassioned voices rang out, clear and true, and whose wordscompelled the minds and hearts of all who heard them. When PatrickHenry declared, 'Give me liberty, or give me death!', when MartinLuther King Jr. said, 'I have a dream', Americans listened and wereprofoundly affected. These speeches stand today as testaments tothis great nation made up of individuals with bold ideas andunshakeable convictions.

The American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for YoungPeople includes over 100 speeches by founding fathers, patriots,Native American and African American leaders, abolitionists,women's suffrage and labor activists, writers, athletes, and othersfrom all walks of life, featuring inspiring and unforgettablespeeches by such notable speakers as:

Patrick Henry * Thomas Jefferson * Tecumseh * Frederick Douglass *Sojourner Truth * Abraham Lincoln * Susan B. Anthony * Mother Jones* Lou Gehrig * Franklin D. Roosevelt * Albert Einstein * Pearl S.Buck * Langston Hughes * John F. Kennedy * Martin Luther KingJr.

These are the voices that shaped our history. They are powerful,moving, and, above all else, uniquely American.

SUZANNE MCINTIRE has been collecting great speeches for many years. She is a freelance writer and the mother of two.

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SUZANNE MCINTIRE has been collecting great speeches for many years. She is a freelance writer and the mother of two.

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The history of the United States has been characterized by fervent idealism, intense struggle, and radical change. And for every critical, defining moment in American history, there were those whose impassioned voices rang out, clear and true, and whose words compelled the minds and hearts of all who heard them. When Patrick Henry declared, "Give me liberty, or give me death!", when Martin Luther King Jr. said, "I have a dream", Americans listened and were profoundly affected. These speeches stand today as testaments to this great nation made up of individuals with bold ideas and unshakeable convictions.

The American Heritage® Book of Great American Speeches for Young People includes over 100 speeches by founding fathers, patriots, Native American and African American leaders, abolitionists, women's suffrage and labor activists, writers, athletes, and others from all walks of life, featuring inspiring and unforgettable speeches by such notable speakers as:

Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Tecumseh Frederick Douglass , Sojourner Truth, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Mother Jones, Lou Gehrig

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Albert Einstein , Pearl S. Buck

Langston Hughes , John F. Kennedy , Martin Luther King Jr.

These are the voices that shaped our history. They are powerful, moving, and, above all else, uniquely American.

AMERICAN HERITAGE® is well known for its magazine on American history, as well as many highly acclaimed books, including the American Heritage® History of the United States and the American Heritage® Illustrated History of the Presidents.

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Introduction 1

Powhatan, Chief of the Powhatan Confederacy (1609) 5

To Captain John Smith

Big Mouth, Onondaga Chief (1684) 7

To De la Barre, Governor of Canada

Andrew Hamilton (1735) 9

In Defense of John Peter Zenger and the Freedom of the Press

Canasatego, Onondaga Chief (1744) 12

We Will Make Men of Them

John Hancock (1774) 14

On the Fourth Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

Logan, Mingo Chief (1774) 16

To Lord Dunmore

Patrick Henry (1775) 17

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

Solomon, Stockbridge Chief (1775) 20

We Have Ever Been True Friends

Samuel Adams (1776) 22

To the Continental Congress

Benjamin Franklin (1787) 25

To the Constitutional Convention

Jonathan Smith (1788) 28

To the Massachusetts Convention

George Washington (1796) 31

Observe Good Faith and Justice towards All Nations

Thomas Jefferson (1801) 34

First Inaugural Address

Red Jacket, Seneca Chief (1805) 36

We Never Quarrel about Religion

Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief (1811) 39

Sleep Not Longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws

Pushmataha, Choctaw Chief (1824) 42

Welcome to Lafayette

Daniel Webster (1825) 43

Bunker Hill Oration

Black Hawk, Sauk Chief (1832) 46

Farewell to Black Hawk

Sam Houston (1836) 49

Remember the Alamo!

Elijah Lovejoy (1837) 51

In Defense of a Free Press

Angelina Grimke (1838) . 53

What Has the North to Do with Slavery?

Henry Highland Garnet (1843) 56

The Call to Rebellion

Lewis Richardson (1846) 58

My Grave Shall Be Made in Free Soil

Thomas Corwin (1847) 61

Against War with Mexico

Frederick Douglass (1847) 64

If I Had a Country, I Should Be a Patriot

Henry Clay (1850) 67

A Call for a Measure of Compromise

Sojourner Truth (1851) 69

If You Have Woman's Rights, Give Them to Her

Frederick Douglass (1852) 71

What to the American Slave Is Your Fourth of July?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1854) 73

On the Fugitive Slave Law

Seattle, Duwamish Chief (1854) 76

We Will Dwell Apart and in Peace

Lucy Stone (1855) 79

A Disappointed Woman

Abraham Lincoln (1858) 81

A House Divided

Stephen Douglas (1858) 83

Sixth Lincoln-Douglas Debate

John Brown (1859) 85

To the Court after Sentencing

William Lloyd Garrison (1859) 87

On the Death of John Brown

Jefferson Davis (1861) 89

Farewell to the Senate

Abraham Lincoln (1863) 91

The Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln (1865) 93

With Malice toward None, with Charity for All

Henry M. Turner (1868) 95

I Hold That I Am a Member of This Body

George Graham Vest (1870) 97

Eulogy on the Dog

Cochise, Chiricahua Apache Chief (1872) 99

We Will Remain at Peace with Your People Forever

Susan B. Anthony (1873) 101

Are Women Persons?

Chief Joseph, Nez Perce (1877) 104

I Will Fight No More Forever

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1892) 106

The Solitude of Self

William Jennings Bryan (1896) 109

A Cross of Gold

Russell Conwell (late 1890s) 112

Acres of Diamonds

Harry Gladstone (1898) 116

To the Machine Tenders Union

Mother Jones (1901) 117

To the United Mine Workers of America

Florence Kelley (1905) 120

Freeing the Children from Toil

Mark Twain (1906) 122

In Behalf of Simplified Spelling

Theodore Rooseve...

Informations sur le produit

Titre: American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for Young People
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9780471217107
ISBN: 978-0-471-21710-7
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (pdf)
Editeur: Jossey-Bass
Genre: Histoire, politique
nombre de pages: 304
Parution: 15.07.2002
Année: 2002
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 1.9 MB