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Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters

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Book News Annotation:

A collection of some 200 letters by presidents, slaves, soldiers, prisoners, revolutionaries, artists, religious and civil rights leaders, and Americans from all walks of life, spanning 350 years of American culture and history. Letters offer eyewitness accounts of political and social upheaval, reveal private fears of the famous and powerful, and remind us of the horrors of war. Writers include Malcolm X, Elvis Presley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Benjamin Franklin. For students and general readers. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Letters of a Nation is the most diverse and comprehensive anthology of American letters ever assembled. Over 200 letters — many never before published — are featured here, including letters of love, rage, humor, war, protest, immigration, family, death, and inspiration. From the first pilgrims to President Clinton, this collection spans the full spectrum of America's history and its people.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-435) and index.

Table of Contents

  1. pt. 1.Letters of arrival, expansion, and exploration
  2. Letters of a new nation
  3. Letters of slavery and the Civil War
  4. Letters of war
  5. Letters of social concern, struggle, and conflict
  6. pt. 2.Letters of humor and personal contempt
  7. Letters of love and friendship
  8. Letters of family
  9. Letters on death and dying
  10. Letters of faith and hope.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568361963
Subtitle:
(a collection of extraordinary American letters )
Editor:
Carroll, Andrew
Foreword:
Edelman, Marian Wright
Publisher:
Kodansha International
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
American literature (collections)
Subject:
American letters
Subject:
United States Civilization Sources.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
#96-436
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xlviii, 446 p.
Dimensions:
9.37x6.37x1.56 in. 1.83 lbs.

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Reference » Anthologies of Letters and Journals

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Product details xlviii, 446 p. pages Kodansha America - English 9781568361963 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Letters of a Nation is the most diverse and comprehensive anthology of American letters ever assembled. Over 200 letters — many never before published — are featured here, including letters of love, rage, humor, war, protest, immigration, family, death, and inspiration. From the first pilgrims to President Clinton, this collection spans the full spectrum of America's history and its people.
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