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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

Label
American speeches : political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama
Title
American speeches
Title remainder
political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Ted Widmer
Title variation
Political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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
  • "Collects the texts of forty-seven speeches on political subjects given by thirty-two American public figures between 1775 and 2008 and presents them in the chronological order of their delivery."--Page 361
  • "From the American Revolution to the present day, public oratory has profoundly shaped American history and culture--not only our politics but our language and our sense of national identity. Edited by historian and former presidential speechwriter Ted Widmer, American Speeches presents the complete texts of forty-seven of the greatest speeches in American history: from Patrick Henry's address before the Virginia Convention in 1775 ('give me liberty, or give me death!') to 'A More Perfect Union, ' Barack Obama's profound meditation on race from the 2008 presidential campaign. Classic speeches like Sojourner Truth's stirring declamation to the 1851 Women's Rights Convention, Abraham Lincoln's masterpiece at Gettysburg, John F. Kennedy's still-inspiring inaugural address, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s prophetic 'I Have a Dream' speech, and Ronald Reagan's clarion call at the Brandenburg Gate come together to form a dynamic portrait of our ongoing struggle to define and to realize the possibilities of the American experiment."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
815
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Widmer, Edward L
Series statement
Library of America paperback classics series
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • Political oratory
  • Political oratory
  • Political science
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • United States
Label
American speeches : political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama, edited and with an introduction by Ted Widmer
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 Grimké Weld -- Speech to Woman's Rights Convetion / 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 -- Address at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania / Abraham Lincoln -- Second inaugrual 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 Bryant -- 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 the 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 -- Speech at the Rudolph Wilde Platz / John F. Kennedy -- Address to 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, Jr. / 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 on the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service / George W. Bush -- A more perfect union / Barack Obama
Control code
ocn644664687
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Library of America Paperback Classic edition.
Extent
xvi, 403 pages
Isbn
9781598530940
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)644664687
Label
American speeches : political oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama, edited and with an introduction by Ted Widmer
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 Grimké Weld -- Speech to Woman's Rights Convetion / 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 -- Address at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania / Abraham Lincoln -- Second inaugrual 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 Bryant -- 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 the 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 -- Speech at the Rudolph Wilde Platz / John F. Kennedy -- Address to 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, Jr. / 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 on the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service / George W. Bush -- A more perfect union / Barack Obama
Control code
ocn644664687
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Library of America Paperback Classic edition.
Extent
xvi, 403 pages
Isbn
9781598530940
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)644664687

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