: America

America. A Reader

Engl. Hrsg.: Bey, Julia; Geisen, Herbert
352 S.
ISBN: 978-3-15-019719-6

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Diese Anthologie über die USA will einen Beitrag leisten, positive wie negative Voreinstellungen zu hinterfragen, Geschichte und Kultur des Landes sowie jüngere Entwicklungen verstehen und beurteilen zu können. Behandelt werden in 7 Kapiteln: History – The Constitution – Minorities – Foreign Policy – Religion – Education – Everyday Life.

Texte in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter am Fuß jeder Seite, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen.

Vorwort
I From American Dream to American Nightmare?
1 JOHN BRERETON: The First English Account of New England (1602)
2 RICHARD BRADFORD: The Landing of the Pilgrims (1620)
3 BILL BRYSON: Made in America (1994)
4 Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms (July 6, 1775)
5 EMMA LAZARUS: The New Colossus (1883)
6 ROBINSON JEFFERS: November Surf (1931)
7 MARTIN LUTHER KING: I Have a Dream (August 28, 1963)
8 ALEX HALEY: The Maleolm X Inte rview (1963)
9 ART BUCHWALD: The American Dream (April 23, 1977)
10 DAVID G. MYERS: Wealth, Well-being, and the New American Dream (2000)
11 JOHN LELAND: Faith in the Future: Why America Sees the Silver Lining (June 13, 2004)

II The Constitutfun: From the Virginia Corporation to the 26th Amendment
1 The Royal Charter for the Virginia Corporation (1606)
2 The "Mayftower" Compact (1620)
3 The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America (July 4, 1776)
4 Constittition of the United States (1787)
5 The First Ten Amendments to the Constitution: The Bill of Rights (1789)
6 THOMAS JEFFERSON: First Inaugural Address (1801)
7 Later Amendments to the Constitution (1865-1971) Investigative Journalism
8 BOB WOODWARD: How Mark Feit Became "Deep 11uoat" (June 2, 2005) Constitutional Change - The Second Amendment
9 MAX CASTRO: It's Time to Repeat the Second Amendment (May 24, 2000)
10 The NRA's View

III Minorities - Melting Pot versus Salad Bowl
Native Americans
1 Captain John Smith's Exploration of Chesapeake Bay (1608)
2 JOHN SMITH: The Massacre upon the 1vo and Twentieth of March (1624)
3 PAULA M. ROBERTSON: Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)
African Americans
4 HORACE GREELEY: The Prayer of 1venty Millions (August 19, 1862)
5 Lincoln's Reply to Greeley (1862)
6 Emancipation Prodarnation (January 1, 1863)
7 RICHARD POWERS: August 1955 (2003)
8 JOHN STEINHECK: Travels with Charley (1962)
9 LYNDON B. JOHNSON: Radio and Television Remarks Upon Signing the Civil Rights Bill (July 2, 1964)
Hispanics
10 ROBERTO FELIX SALAZAR: The Other Pioneers (1939)
11 ARMANDO REND6N: Kiss of Death (1971)
12 T. C. BOYLE : The Tortilla Curtain (1995)

IV Isolationism versus Interventionism:
1 JAMES MADISON: War Message to Congress (June 1, 1812)
2 FRANCIS SCOTT KEY: ' The Star-Spangled Banner (1812)
3 The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
4 JAMES K. POLK: War Message (May 11, 1846)
5 WILLIAM MCKINLEY: War Message (Aprilll, 1898)
6 WOODROW WILSON: War Message (April2, 1917)
7 THEODORE ROOSEVELT: War Message to Congress (December 8, 1941)
8 JOHN F. KENNEDY: Cuban Missile Crisis Address to the Nation (October 22, 1962)
9 JOHN F. KENNEDY: Ich bin ein Berliner (June 23, 1963)
10 Transcript of Tonkin Gulf Resolution (August 7, 1964)
11 GEORGE W. BUSH: Address to the Nation (March 19, 2003)
12 NOJ.M CHOMSKY: Two Superpowers

V From 'Salem to the '.'Axis of Evil"
1 TERRY MATTHEWS: Religious Life in the United States (1995)
2 Religious Denominations (2006)
3 SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON: Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity (2004)
4 Intelligent Design Debate (August 19, 2005)
5 NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: The Scarlet Letter (1850)
6 SINCLAIR, LEWIS: Eimer Gantry (1927)
7 GEORGE GERSHWIN / IRA GERSHWIN: "It ain't necessarily so" (1935)
8 BOB DYLAN: With God on Our Side (1963)
9 LANGSTON HUGHES: Salvation (1963)

VI Education: From Kindergarten to Harvard
1 COTTON MATHER: Teaching Children at Horne (1702)
2 WASHINGTON IRVING: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1819/20)
3 SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES: Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
4 Desegregation at Little Rock, Arkansas (1957)
5 A. HARRY PASSOW: Secondary Education (1979)
6 RICHARD SHENKMAN: Education (1989)
7 Ole Miss History - A Great American Public University
8 JESSICA MCELRATH: James Meredith's Admission to Ole Mississippi
9 JOYCE CAROL OATES: We Were tlie Mulvaneys (1996)
10 ALEXANDER RUSSO: Flunking Out. Bush's Pet Education Bill Is in
Serious Trouble (August 28, 2003)

VII Everyday Life
1 MARY C. SOPHOS: Food and Beverage lndustry Re.spon,ds to
IOM Childhood Obesity Report' (September 30, 2004)
2 Medicaid -Background
3 JAY GALLAGHER: Where Medicaid Stings Most (March 28, 2004)
4 PAUL HARRIS: 37 Million Poor Hidden in the Land of Plenty (February 19, 2006)
5 Popular Sports in the U.S.A.
6 PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO: Introduction to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide (1994)
7 JONATHON MARCUS: Exporting the American Dream (February 23, 2004)
8 MIKE DAVIS f ANTHONY FONTENOT: Hurricane Gumbo (November 7, 2005)

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