Synopses & Reviews
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-435) and index.
Table of Contents
pt. 1.Letters of arrival, expansion, and exploration --Letters of a new nation --Letters of slavery and the Civil War --Letters of war --Letters of social concern, struggle, and conflict --pt. 2.Letters of humor and personal contempt --Letters of love and friendship --Letters of family --Letters on death and dying --Letters of faith and hope.