The Resource American speeches : political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama, edited and with an introduction by Ted Widmer

American speeches : political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama, edited and with an introduction by Ted Widmer

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American speeches : political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama
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American speeches
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political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama
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edited and with an introduction by Ted Widmer
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eng
Summary
Public oratory has profoundly shaped American history and culture-- not only our politics but our language and our sense of national identity. Here is the complete text of forty-seven of the greatest speeches in American history
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non fiction
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adult
American speeches : political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama, edited and with an introduction by Ted Widmer
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American speeches : political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama, edited and with an introduction by Ted Widmer
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"With the exception of three speeches, the contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from American speeches : political oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War, and American speeches, political oratory from Abraham Lincoln to Bill Clinton, volumes # 166 and 167 in the Library of America series."
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Contents
Introduction / Ted Widmer -- Speech in the Virginia Convention / Patrick Henry -- Speech to officers of the Continental Army / George Washington -- Speech at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention / Benjamin Franklin -- Eulogy on George Washington / Henry Lee -- First inaugural address / Thomas Jefferson -- Address at the laying of the cornerstone of the Bunker Hill monument / Daniel Webster -- Antislavery speech at Pennsylvania Hall / Angelina Grimk? Weld -- Speech to Woman's Rights Convention / Sojourner Truth -- What to the slave is the 4th of July? / Frederick Douglass -- "House divided" speech / Abraham Lincoln -- Speech to the court / John Brown -- Address at Cooper Institute / Abraham Lincoln -- First inaugural address / Abraham Lincoln -- "Corner-stone" speech / Alexander Stephens -- Address at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania / Abraham Lincoln -- Second inaugural address / Abraham Lincoln -- Speech in Congress on the Civil Rights Bill / Robert Brown Elliott -- Reply to General Howard / Chief Joseph -- Address at the dedication of the Statue of Liberty / Grover Cleveland -- The solitude of self / Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Lynch law in all its phases / Ida B. Wells -- Speech to the Democratic National Convention / William Jennings Bryan -- The strenuous life / Theodore Roosevelt -- Address to Congress on war with Germany / Woodrow Wilson -- First inaugural address / Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Address to Congress on war with Japan / Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Fireside chat on progress of the war / Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Speech to Third Army troops / George S. Patton ? Address to the allied expeditionary forces / Dwight D. Eisenhower -- Nobel Prize address / William Faulkner -- Speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association / John F. Kennedy -- Farewell address / Dwight D. Eisenhower -- Inaugural address / John F. Kennedy -- Address at American University / John F. Kennedy -- Address to the nation on civil rights / John F. Kennedy -- Speech in the Rudolph Wilde Platz / John F. Kennedy -- Address at the March on Washington / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Nobel Prize address / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Address to Congress on voting rights / Lyndon B. Johnson -- Address at the University of Cape Town / Robert F. Kennedy -- Speech at Mason Temple / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King / Robert F. Kennedy -- Statement to the House Judiciary Committee / Barbara Jordan -- Address to members of Parliament / Ronald Reagan --Address to the nation on the Challenger disaster / Ronald Reagan -- Speech at the Brandenburg Gate / Ronald Reagan -- Speech at Mason Temple / William J. Clinton -- Remarks at the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service / George W. Bush -- A more perfect union / Barack Obama
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21 cm.
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xvi, 403 p.
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9781598530940
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