The American Reader

Consisting of Familiar, Instructive, and Entertaining Stories Selected for the Use of Schools

Author: Herman Daggett

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Category: Readers

Page: 272

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The American Reader

Words that Moved a Nation

Author: Diane Ravitch

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: Reference

Page: 656

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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.

The American Reader

Containing a Selection of Narration, Harrangues, Addresses, Orations, Dialogues, Odes, Hymns, Poems, &c. : Designed for the Use of Schools. : Together with a Short Introduction

Author: John Hubbard

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Category: American literature

Page: 215

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The American Reader

Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry Designed for the Improvement of Youth in the Art of Reading and Speaking with Propriety and Beauty, and for the Cultivation of a Correct Moral Taste, Particularly for the Use of Schools

Author: Asa Lyman

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Category: Readers

Page: 276

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The American Reader

Author: Kathy-jo Wargin

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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We often sing the "Star Spangled Banner," but what do the words mean? Why did Franklin Delano Roosevelt stay in office longer than any other U.S. president? Following the style of an old-fashioned primer, The American Reader answers such questions as it gives children a modern, well-rounded view of what it means to be a good citizen. Captivating prose, poems, short stories, and games entertain as they teach about the diverse regions of our country, the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the story of Clara Barton, and the official nicknames for each of our states. A story about Smokey Bear promotes an appreciation of nature and the need to protect it, and another explains how to be helpful and respectful to people with disabilities. The American Reader's lively variety and broad scope will give children of all ages much to learn, think about and enjoy for hours on end.

The American Reader

Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science and Literature, to Refine the Taste, and to Improve the Moral Character. Designed for the Use of Schools

Author: George Merriam

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Category: Readers and speakers

Page: 276

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The American Reader

A Selection of Lessons for Reading and Speaking, Wholly from American Authors : Embracing a Great Variety of Entertaining Subjects of History, Biography, Divinity, Laws, Natural and Moral Philosophy, and of Other Branches of Useful and Elegant Learning : Furnishing Numerous Specimens of American Eloquence, from the Presidential Chair, the Head Quarters of the Military Commander, the Seat in Congress, the Pulpit on Various Occasions, the Bench of the Judge, the Bar, Station of Literary Honor, the Seat of the Muses, and from the Shade of Private Life : Containing Rules for the Proper Use of the Pauses, for Graceful and Persuasive Pronunciation, and for Appropriate and Impressive Gesture, to Improve the Scholar in Reading and Speaking, While Enriching the Mind with Religious, Virtuous, and Useful Knowledge : with an Appendix of Definitions of the Words in this Book Most Difficult for Youth to Understand : Designed for the Use of Schools

Author: Joseph Richardson

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Category: Readers

Page: 216

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