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The flag : The star-spangled banner/ Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith, 1814 ; The pledge of allegiance, 1892 ; The battle cry of freedom / George Frederick Root, c. 1861 ; The flag goes by / Henry Holcomb Bennett, c. 1900 ; You're a grand old flag / George M. Cohan, 1906 ; West Virginia state board of education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943) ; Flags / Gwendolyn Brooks, 1944 ; The Mike Christian story / John McCain, 1971 ; Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989) ; U.S. blues / Grateful Dead, 1973 ; God bless the USA / Lee Greenwood, 1984 -- Visions of America : A model of Christian charity / John Winthrop, 1630 ; Farewell address, September 19, 1796 / George Washington ; First inaugural address, March 4, 1801 / Thomas Jefferson ; Dedication of the Bunker Hill monument, June 17, 1825 / Daniel Webster ; The ship of state / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1849 ; The strenuous life, April 10, 1899 / Theodore Roosevelt ; Let America be America again / Langston Hughes, 1936 ; Second inaugural address, January 20, 1937 / Franklin Delano Roosevelt ; Inaugural address, January 20, 1961 / John F. Kennedy ; The times they are a-changin' / Bob Dylan, c. 1963 ; First words spoken by a man on the moon, July 20, 1969 ; Farewell address, January 11, 1989 / Ronald Reagan -- Portraits of Americans : Yankee Doodle, 1755 ; Letters from an American farmer / J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, 1782 ; Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835 ; Democracy / Henry Adams, 1880 ; The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde, 1891 ; Dangers of the dress suit in politics / George Washington Plunkitt, 1905 ; Take me out to the ball game / Albert Von Tilzer and Jack Norworth, 1908 ; On being an American / H.L. Mencken, 1922 ; As regards patriotism / Mark Twain, c. 1900 ; I like Americans / Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1924 ; The great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925 ; American names / Stephen Vincent Benét, 1927 ; The 42nd parallel / John Dos Passos, 1930 ; You're the top / Cole Porter, 1934 ; The story of a novel / Thomas Wolfe, 1936 ; Hollywood / Truman Capote, 1950 ; The last gentleman / Walker Percy, 1966 ; How to tame a wild tongue / Gloria Anzaldúa, 1987 ; A country and a conundrum / Anna Quindlen, 2002 -- Rule Of law : The Constitution of the United States, 1787 ; The Constitutional Convention, speech at the conclusion of its deliberations, September 17, 1787 / Benjamin Franklin ; Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803) ; Civil disobedience / Henry David Thoreau, 1849 ; First inaugural address, March 4, 1861 / Abraham Lincoln ; The United States of America v. Susan B Anthony, 1873 ; To kill a mockingbird / Harper Lee, 1960 ; Letter from Birmingham city jail, April 16, 1963 / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; Special message to the Congress: the American promise, March 15, 1965 / Lyndon B. Johnson ; Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145 (1968) ; Opening statement to the House judiciary committee, proceedings on impeachment of Richard Nixon, July 25, 1974 / Barbara Jordan ; Remarks on taking the oath of office, August 9, 1974 / Gerald R. Ford ; Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000).
Freedom : The Declaration of Independence / Thomas Jefferson, 1776 ; But, Mister Adams (from the Broadway musical 1776) / Sherman Edwards, 1964 ; America / Samuel Francis Smith, 1832 ; If I had a country, I should be a patriot, September 24, 1847 / Frederick Douglass ; Letter to President Lincoln, August 25, 1864 / Annie Davis ; Sympathy / Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1893 ; Freedom / E.B. White, July 1940 ; As freedom is a breakfastfood / E.E. Cummings, 1940 ; State of the Union address, January 6, 1941 / Franklin Delano Roosevelt ; Address at "I am an American" day, Central Park, New York, May 21, 1944 / Judge Learned Hand ; I've got the light of freedom / Pete Seeger ; Address to students, Moscow State University, May 31, 1988 / Ronald Reagan -- Freedom of speech and of the press : Statement at trial of John Peter Zenger, 1735 / Andrew Hamilton ; Abrams v. U.S., 250 U.S. 616 (1919) ; Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927) ; Remarks to the Senate in support of a declaration of conscience, June 1, 1950 / Margaret Chase Smith ; New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964) -- Freedom of religion : Amazing grace / John Newton, 1779, 1829 (last stanza) ; Speech against missionaries' efforts to baptize members of the Seneca tribe, 1805 / Chief Red Jacket ; Speech to the greater Houston ministerial association, September 12, 1960 / John F. Kennedy ; Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962) ; Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, 122 S. Ct. 2460 (2002) -- Right to be let alone : Statement against the writs of assistance, Boston, 1761 / James Otis ; Olmstead v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438 (1928) ; Planned parenthood of southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992) -- Equality : Letter to John Adam, March 31, 1776 / Abigail Adams ; Letter to Abigail Adams, April 14, 1776 / John Adams ; Declaration of sentiments and resolutions / Seneca Falls convention, 1848 ; Ain't I a woman?, May 1851 / Sojourner Truth ; Lift every voice and sing, 1900 / James Weldon Johnson ; Speech in Congress on women's rights and wartime service, January 10, 1918 / Jeannette Rankin ; Incident / Countee Cullen, 1925 ; Merry-go-round / Langston Hughes, 1942 ; Can a woman ever be president of the United States? / Eleanor Roosevelt, 1935 ; Brown v. Board of education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) ; The Chicago defender sends a man to Little Rock, Fall 1957 / Gwendolyn Brooks, 1960 ; Televised address to the nation, June 11, 1963 / John F. Kennedy ; Address at the march on Washington, August 28, 1963 / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; The feminine mystique, 1963 / Betty Friedan ; The special plight and the role of the black woman, May 7, 1971 / Fannie Lou Hamer ; Frontiero v. Richardson, 411 U.S. 677 (1973) ; Statement on Americans with disabilities act, May 9, 1989 / Edward M. Kennedy ; Address to the fourth UN world conference on women, Beijing, China, September 5, 1993 / Hillary Rodham Clinton ; Remarks on affirmative action, July 19, 1995 / William Jefferson Clinton ; Baker v. State, 170 Vt. 194 (1999) -- The individual : Simple gifts / Joseph Brackett, 1848 ; Self-reliance, 1841 / Ralph Waldo Emerson ; Walden, 1854 / Henry David Thoreau ; Songs of the sacred mysteries / Sioux, 1869 ; The sorrow songs (from The the souls of black folk) / W.E.B. Du Bois, 1903 ; The road not taken / Robert Frost, 1916 ; Invisible man / Ralph Ellison, 1947 ; Address upon receiving the Nobel Prize, December 10, 1950 / William Faulkner ; Letter to the House committee on un-American activities, and reply (from Scoundrel Time), 1952 / Lillian Hellman ; Day of affirmation, Cape Town University, June 6, 1966 / Robert F. Kennedy ; The drum major instinct, February 4, 1968 / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; In search of our mother's gardens / Alice Walker, 1974.
War and peace : Speech after defeat by the Virginia militia, 1774 / Chief Logan ; Speech to the second Virginia convention, March 23, 1775 / Patrick Henry ; Common sense, February 14, 1776 / Thomas Paine ; Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1863 ; The Monroe doctrine, 1823 ; The battle hymn of the Republic / Julia Ward Howe, 1861 ; Shiloh, a requiem / Herman Melville, April 1862 ; Final emancipation proclamation, January 1, 1863 / Abraham Lincoln ; Gettysburg address, November 19, 1863 / Abraham Lincoln ; Second inaugural address, March 4, 1865 / Abraham Lincoln ; Memoirs / Ulysses S. Grant, 1885-1886 ; Surrender to the U.S. army, 1877 / Chief Joseph ; The Marines' song, 1891 ; Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind / Stephen Crane, 1899 ; The Caisson song / Edmund L. Gruber, 1907 ; War message to Congress, April 2, 1917 / Woodrow Wilson ; Over there / George M. Cohan, 1917 ; The unknown soldier / Billy Rose ; September 1, 1939 / W.H. Auden, 1941 ; War message to Congress, December 8, 1941 / Franklin Delano Roosevelt ; The gift outright / Robert Frost, 1942 ; Martial Cadenza / Wallace Stevens, 1954 ; The great crusade, June 6, 1944 / Dwight D. Eisenhower ; On the atomic bomb, 1945 / H. Robert Oppenheimer ; The fateful decision, 1948 / Albert Einstein ; Address to the nation on Korea, April 11, 1951 / Harry S. Truman ; Farewell address, January 17, 1961 / Dwight D. Eisenhower ; Blowin' in the wind / Bob Dylan, 1962 ; Commencement address at American University, June 10, 1963 / John F. Kennedy ; Vietnam veterans against the war / John Kerry, 1971 ; Born in the U.S.A. / Bruce Springsteen, 1984 ; On the rainy river (from The things they carried), 1990 / Tim O'Brien ; Remarks upon returning from the People's Republic of China, February 28, 1972 / Richard M. Nixon ; Remarks at Michigan State University, May 5, 1995 / William Jefferson Clinton ; Address on terrorism before a Joint meeting of Congress, September 20, 2001 / George W. Bush ; Address upon receiving the Nobel Prize, December 10, 2002 / Jimmy Carter -- Work, opportunity, and invention :-- The new colossus / Emma Lazarus, 1883 ; Explusion of the immigrants, c. 1884 / Huang Zunxian ; I hear America singing / Walt Whitman, 1891 ; I've been working on the railroad ; Letter to Octave Chanute, May 13, 1900 / Wilbur Wright ; Speech at the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, July 22, 1905 / Florence Kelley ; The jungle / Upton Sinclair, 1906 ; Ellis Island / Henry James, 1907 ; Barrio boy, 1971 / Ernesto Galarza ; My life and work, 1922 / Henry Ford ; They won't think, 1921 / Thomas Alva Edison ; Happy days are here again / Milton Ager and Jack Yellen, 1929 ; Brother, can you spare a dime? / E.Y. Harburg and Jay Gorney, 1932 ; First inaugural address, March 4, 1933 / Franklin Delano Roosevelt ; West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379 (1937) ; Grapes of wrath / John Steinbeck, 1939 ; Death of a salesman, 1949 / Arthur Miller ; The kitchen debate, Moscow, 1959 / Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev ; Ellis Island interview, March 22, 1991 / Manny Steen ; King Leer, 1950 / Groucho Marx ; Coal miner's daughter / Loretta Lynn, 1970 ; Choosing a dream: Italians in Hell's Kitchen, 1971 / Mario Puzo ; Recapturing America's moral vision, University of Kansas, March 18, 1968 / Robert F. Kennedy ; Address to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, November 9, 1984 / Cesar Chavez ; My hometown / Bruce Springsteen, 1984 ; POPism, 1975 / Andy Warhol ; Speech to the Democratic convention, August 12, 1980 / Edward M. Kennedy ; Homeless children speak, 1986 / David Bright ; Speech at the Republican convention, August 18, 1988 / George Bush ; The joy luck club / Amy Tan, 1989 ; The education of an American, September 21, 2001 / Arnold Schwarzenegger ; Capitalizing on the "cognitive niche", 1999 / Bill Gates ; God bless America / Irving Berlin, 1938 ; The Thanksgivings / Iroquois, 1891 ; Twelfth song of the thunder / Navajo, 1887 ; Oh! Susanna / Stephen Foster, 1848 ; Old cotton fields at home / Huddie Ledbetter, 1936 ; Light in August / William Faulkner, 1932 ; Let us now praise famous men / James Agee, 1941 ; Florida / Elizabeth Bishop, 1946 ; The adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain, 1884 ; Stopping by woods on a snowy evening / Robert Frost, 1923 ; Moby-Dick / Herman Melville, 1851 ; The sidewalks of New York / James W. Blake and Charles B. Lawlor, 1894 ; New York, New York / Fred Ebb and John Kander, 1977 ; Jazz / Toni Morrison, 1992 ; Chicago / Carl Sandburg, 1916 ; The significance of the frontier in American history, 1893 / Frederick Jackson Turner ; The ballad of Davy Crockett / George Bruns and Tom Blackburn, 1954 ; O pioneers! / Willa Cather, 1913 ; Response to the breakup of their reservation, 1903 / Northern Utes ; Home on the range / David Guion, 1930 ; The old Chisholm trail, c. 1880 ; The mud below / Annie Proulx, 1999 ; Oklahoma / Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, 1943 ; I left my heart in San Fransciso / George C. Cory, Jr. and Douglass Cross, 1954 ; Sunset / Jack Kerouac, 1960 ; Surfin' U.S.A. / Chuck Berry and Brian Wilson, 1963 ; Los Angeles notebook / Joan Didion, 1966 ; Big yellow taxi / Joni Mitchell, 1970 ; The wilderness letter / Wallace Stegner, 1960 ; America / Paul Simon, 1968 ; America, the beautiful / Katharine Lee Bates, 1893 -- This land is your land / Woody Guthrie, 1940.
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From Publishers Weekly: The rich and sometimes discordant strains of American self-scrutiny fill this wide-ranging anthology. Kennedy (The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) arranges the more than 200 selections according to themes like "The Flag," "Freedom of Speech," "Work, Opportunity and Invention" and "The Individual," and devotes equal space to the official, the devotional and the oppositional. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are reprinted in full, along with a large selection of presidential inaugurals and farewells and excerpts from landmark Supreme Court decisions. Popular songs include "Yankee Doodle," "This Land Is Your Land" and "Surfin' U.S.A." Poems and fiction from such luminaries as Whitman, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Stephen Crane, Alice Walker and Annie Proulx explore the variegated textures of American life. The dissident voices of Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass hold America to account for its injustice; H.L. Mencken castigates it as "a commonwealth of third-rate men"; and Oscar Wilde raises a sardonic eyebrow at the whole dubious enterprise. Combining traditional touchstones of Americanism with many insightful surprises, Kennedy's thoughtful arrangement of works of historical significance and literary quality will reward both casual browsers and those conducting a more focused investigation of the nation's patriotic literature.