Ripples Of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches

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Basic Books, 2009 M04 21 - 568 páginas
Ripples of Hope brings together the most influential and important civil rights speeches from the entire range of American history-from the colonial period to the present. Gathered from the great speeches of the civil rights movement of African Americans, Asian Americans, gays, Hispanic Americans, and women, Ripples of Hope includes voices as diverse as Sister Souljah, Spark Matsui, and Harvey Milk, which, taken as a whole, constitute a unique chronicle of the modern civil rights movement. Featuring a foreword by President Bill Clinton and an afterword by Mary Frances Berry, this collection represents not just a historical first but also an indispensable resource for readers searching for an alternative history of American rhetoric. Edited and with an introduction by former Clinton speechwriter Josh Gottheimer, the stirring speeches that make up this volume provide an important perspective on our nation's development, and will inform the future debate on civil rights.

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Gottheimer reproduces the eloquent and evolving voices of people who advanced liberty for African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, gays, and women. Offering 98 selections in four parts ... Leer comentario completo

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Joshua Gottheimer is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a student at Harvard Law School. A former Sir John and Lady Thouron Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford, he is now a candidate for a doctor of philosophy in modern history there. From 1998 to 2001 he was the special assistant, speechwriter, and staff director to former president Bill Clinton. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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