Тема: Classic British and American Essays and Speeches

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Robert Atwan’s favorite literary genre is the essay. As editor and founder of The Best American Essays series, Atwan has read thousands of examples of the remarkably flexible form.

We were interested to see that six of the ten best essays are available for free reading online. Here is Atwan’s list, along with links to those essays that are on the Web:

Arranged alphabetically by author: Full-text editions and extracts of fifteenth-through nineteenth-century sources on the Ricardian controversy; essays on Richard III in history, drama, and literature, and resources for teaching.

For book and journal article suggestions, see the  Ricardian Fiction & Non Fiction/Research Library Sections (Members Only)   and  Back to Basics.

prosperous in what ways?? in the way that we import more than we export, maybe.but in the end that could cause us to be less prosperous...our economy is weakening and the value of the dollar has drastically decreased over the years. but, economics is something i could talk about forever..so to answer your ?. another "big topic" could be to write about is the incredible diversity america is. there is no "american race" america is composed of a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, races, and nationalities because america is also considered, or has been considered, the land of opportunity.

Robert Atwan’s favorite literary genre is the essay. As editor and founder of The Best American Essays series, Atwan has read thousands of examples of the remarkably flexible form.

We were interested to see that six of the ten best essays are available for free reading online. Here is Atwan’s list, along with links to those essays that are on the Web:

The American revolutionary era began in 1763, after a series of victories by British forces at the conclusion of the French and Indian War ended the French military threat to British North American colonies. Adopting the policy that the colonies should pay more taxes, Britain imposed a series of direct taxes (later known as the "Stamp Act"). Americans protested vehemently at the idea that the Parliament in London could levy taxes without any American representation. When tea was taxed, Bostonians dumped it, leading to harsh reprisals known as the Intolerable Acts intended to demonstrate Parliament s supremacy. Benjamin Franklin, appearing before the British Parliament testified "The Colonies raised, clothed, and paid, during the last war, near twenty-five thousand men, and spent many millions." Because the colonies lacked elected representation in the governing British Parliament, many colonists considered the laws to be illegitimate and a violation of their rights as Englishmen. The opinion of the British Government, which was not unanimous, was that the colonies enjoyed "virtual representation." In 1772, groups of colonists began to create Committees of Correspondence, which would lead to their own Provincial Congresses in most of the colonies. In the course of two years, the Provincial Congresses or their equivalents rejected the Parliament and effectively replaced the British ruling apparatus in the former colonies, culminating in 1774 with the coordinating First Continental Congress. In response to protests in Boston over Parliament s attempts to assert authority, the British sent combat troops, shut down local government, and imposed direct rule by the army. Consequently, the Colonies mobilized their militias, and fighting broke out in 1775. The Patriots quickly expelled royal officials from the colonies and took control. First ostensibly loyal to King George III and desiring to govern themselves while remaining in the empire, the repeated pleas by the First Continental Congress for royal intervention on their behalf with Parliament resulted in the declaration by the King that the states were "in rebellion", and the members of Congress were traitors. In July 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted a Declaration of Independence, which now rejected the British monarchy in addition to its Parliament, and established the sovereignty of the new nation external to the British Empire. The Declaration established the United States, which was originally governed as a loose confederation with a weak central government.

Robert Atwan’s favorite literary genre is the essay. As editor and founder of The Best American Essays series, Atwan has read thousands of examples of the remarkably flexible form.

We were interested to see that six of the ten best essays are available for free reading online. Here is Atwan’s list, along with links to those essays that are on the Web:

Arranged alphabetically by author: Full-text editions and extracts of fifteenth-through nineteenth-century sources on the Ricardian controversy; essays on Richard III in history, drama, and literature, and resources for teaching.

For book and journal article suggestions, see the  Ricardian Fiction & Non Fiction/Research Library Sections (Members Only)   and  Back to Basics .