Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches

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Josh Gottheimer
Basic Books, 2003 M04 14 - 502 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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A Free Negro Blood and Slavery
3
Peter Williams Jr This Is Our Country
10
Angelina Grimké Address to the Massachusetts Legislature
19
John Quincy Adams Defending the Amistad Slaves
28
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Address at Seneca Falls
36
Sojourner Truth Arnt I a Woman?
43
Frederick Douglass What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
45
William Lloyd Garrison No Compromise with
55
Martin Luther King Jr I Have a Dream
233
Howard Judge Smith Sex Discrimination in the Civil Rights Act
241
Martin Luther King Jr A Long Long Way to Go
258
Brotherhood Among Ourselves
266
Lyndon B Johnson To Fulfill These Rights
275
Robert F Kennedy Day of Affirmation Address
282
Franklin Kameny Furthering the Homophile Movement
291
Montoya The Silent People No Longer
304

Pablo De La Guerra On Seizing Land from Native Californians
62
John Brown No Consciousness of Guilt
70
Booker T Washington In Praise of Labor
77
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper We Are All Bound Up Together
83
Susan B Anthony Suffrage and the Working Woman
98
T Chamberlain Unsung Heroes
109
P B S Pinchback The First AfricanAmerican Governor
115
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Womens Political Future
125
Booker T Washington The Atlanta Compromise
132
W E B Du Bois Training Negroes for Social Power
136
Mary Church Terrell The Progress of Colored Women
142
Woodrow Wilson A Moral Partnership Legitimized
154
Margaret Sanger Crusade for Womens Birth Control
160
Marcus Garvey A Last Word Before Incarceration
170
James Omura Fighting Words
178
Carey McWilliams A Cloud of Suspicion
189
Hubert Humphrey No Compromises
196
Ken Burns The Homosexual Faces a Challenge
216
Eisenhower Federal Court Orders Must Be Upheld
222
John F Kennedy Civil Rights Message
227
César Chávez Breaking Bread for Progress
315
Betty Friedan The Real Sexual Revolution
327
José Angel Gutiérrez A Chicano Defined
345
Legalizing Abortion
352
Phyllis Lyon Recognition NOW
358
Harvey Milk Tired of the Silence
366
César Chávez We Organized
382
Larry Kramer Acting Up
390
Virginia Apuzzo Creating Change
398
Anita Hill Anita Hill v Clarence Thomas
408
Lani Guinier Seeking a Conversation on Race
417
Sister Souljah We Are at War
427
Colin Powell Rejecting Racial Hatred
435
Raul Yzaguirre The Two Faces of American Immigration
440
Yuri Kochiyama Consciousness Is Power
458
Kweisi Mfume A Shining and Powerful Dream
465
150 Years Later
471
Afterword
479
Index
485
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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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