WORDS THAT BUILT A NATION
Voices of Democracy that Have Shaped America's History
Each selection includes an introduction, a brief biography of the author, the response the document received at the time, and an assessment of the document’s impact. Among the writings are pivotal government documents (the Thirteenth Amendment), speeches (Roosevelt’s declaration of war), literary excerpts (Twenty Years at Hull-House), and words that refocused the democratic dream (the Declaration of Indian Purpose).
2018 revised edition