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American literacy : fifty books that define our culture and ourselves

Author: J North Conway
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The foundations laid by Thomas Jefferson and Noah Webster; the struggle of Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, and Martin Luther King, Jr.; the continued conviction of Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg; and reflections by Susan B. Anthony and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as a host of others who continue to define what America is all about.
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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Bibliography
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J North Conway
ISBN: 0688119638 9780688119638
OCLC Number: 27380188
Description: 317 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why Books Make a Difference --
Ch. 1. Cosmographiae Introductio, 1507 / Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) --
Ch. 2. The Bay Psalm Book, 1640 / Stephen Day (c. 1594-1668) --
Ch. 3. Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America, 1751-54 / Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) --
Ch. 4. Common Sense, 1776 / Thomas Paine (1737-1809) --
Ch. 5. The Declaration of Independence, 1776 / Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) --
Ch. 6. Webster's Spelling Book, 1783 / Noah Webster (1758-1843) --
Ch. 7. The Federalist, 1787-88 / Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), James Madison (1751-1836) and John Jay (1745-1829) --
Ch. 8. Arthur Mervyn, 1799-1800 / Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) --
Ch. 9. "The Star-Spangled Banner," 1814 / Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) --
Ch. 10. Commentaries on American Law, 1826-30 / James Kent (1763-1847) --
Ch. 11. The McGuffey Eclectic Readers, 1836-57 / William McGuffey (1800-73) --
Ch. 12. Nature, 1836 / Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82). Ch. 13. Two Years Before the Mast, 1840 / Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-82) --
Ch. 14. Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845 / Margaret Fuller (1810-50) --
Ch. 15. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, 1845 / Frederick Douglass (1817-95) --
Ch. 16. "Civil Disobedience," 1849 / Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) --
Ch. 17. Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852 / Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-96) --
Ch. 18. The Gettysburg Address, 1863 / Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) --
Ch. 19. Kindergarten Culture, 1870 / Elizabeth Peabody (1804-94) --
Ch. 20. Progress and Poverty, 1879 / Henry George (1839-97) --
Ch. 21. A Century of Dishonor, 1881 / Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85) --
Ch. 22. "The New Colossus," 1883 / Emma Lazarus (1849-87) --
Ch. 23. Looking Backward, 1888 / Edward Bellamy (1850-98) --
Ch. 24. The Gospel of Wealth, 1889 / Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) --
Ch. 25. How the Other Half Lives, 1890 / Jacob Riis (1849-1914) --
Ch. 26. The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1890 / Alfred Mahan (1840-1914). Ch. 27. History of Woman Suffrage, 1881-1902 / Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) --
Ch. 28. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, 1893 / Stephen Crane (1871-1900) --
Ch. 29. Wealth Against Commonwealth, 1894 / Henry Demarest Lloyd (1847-1903) --
Ch. 30. The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, 1896 / Fannie Farmer (1857-1915) --
Ch. 31. "The Man with the Hoe," 1899 / Edwin Markham (1852-1940) --
Ch. 32. Sister Carrie, 1900 / Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) --
Ch. 33. The Octopus, 1901 / Frank Norris (1870-1902) --
Ch. 34. The Souls of Black Folk, 1903 / W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) --
Ch. 35. The Shame of the Cities, 1904 / Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936) --
Ch. 36. The History of the Standard Oil Company, 1904 / Ida Tarbell (1857-1944) --
Ch. 37. The Jungle, 1906 / Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) --
Ch. 38. The Great American Fraud, 1906 / Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871-1958) --
Ch. 39. Family Limitation, 1914 / Margaret Sanger (1883-1966) --
Ch. 40. The Grapes of Wrath, 1939 / John Steinbeck (1902-68). Ch. 41. The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, 1946 / Benjamin Spock (1903- ) --
Ch. 42. The Silent Spring, 1962 / Rachel Carson (1907-64) --
Ch. 43. The Other America, 1962 / Michael Harrington (1928-91) --
Ch. 44. The Feminine Mystique, 1963 / Betty Friedan (1921- ) --
Ch. 45. The American Way of Death, 1963 / Jessica Mitford (1917- ) --
Ch. 46. "Letter from Birmingham Jail," 1963 / Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68) --
Ch. 47. Unsafe at Any Speed, 1965 / Ralph Nader (1934- ) --
Ch. 48. Equality of Educational Opportunity, 1966 / James Coleman (1926- ) --
Ch. 49. The Population Bomb, 1968 / Paul Ehrlich (1932- ) --
Ch. 50. The Pentagon Papers, 1971 / Daniel Ellsberg, (1931- ).
Responsibility: J. North Conway.

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The foundations laid by Thomas Jefferson and Noah Webster; the struggle of Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, and Martin Luther King, Jr.; the continued conviction of Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg; and reflections by Susan B. Anthony and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as a host of others who continue to define what America is all about.

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