American democracy : 21 historic answers to 5 urgent questions / Nicholas Lemann, editor
Book | Library of America | 2020

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xx, 279 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279).
Question 1. Citizenship : who are "we the people"? -- George Washington to the Hebrew congregation of Newport, Rhode Island / George Washington -- Fredrick Douglass: from What to the Slave is 4th of July? / Fredrick Douglass -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Solitude of self / Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Henry Cabot Lodge: Speech in the Senate on immigration / Henry Cabot Lodge -- Question 2. Equality : how can it be achieved? -- Horace Mann: from Twelfth Annual Report to the Massachusetts Board of Education / Horace Mann -- Abraham Lincoln: Speech to the 166th Ohio Regiment / Abraham Lincoln -- Jane Addams: from The subtle problems of charity / Jane Addams -- W.E.B. Du Bois: from Black Reconstruction / W.E.B. Du Bois -- Question 3. A more perfect union : what is the government for? -- James Madison: The Federalist No. 51 / James Madison -- John Marshall: from Opinion for the Court in McCulloch v. Maryland / John Marshall -- Alexis de Tocqueville: from Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville -- Franklin D. Roosevelt: Address to the Commonwealth Club of California / Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Paul Nitze et al.: from NSC-68: United States Objectives and Programs for National Security / Paul Nitze -- Question 4. The power of money : how to control it? -- Andrew Jackson: from Veto to the Bank Charter / Andrew Jackson -- Carl Schurz: from Address on Civil Service reform / Carl Schurz -- Theodore Roosevelt: The new nationalism / Theodore Roosevelt -- John Paul Stevens: From Dissent in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission / John Paul Stevens -- Question 5. Protest : can we disobey the law? -- Henry David Thoreau: from Civil disobedience / Henry David Thoreau -- Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from Birmingham Jail / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Hannah Arendt: from Civil Disobedience / Hannah Arendt.
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