INFORMATIONAL TEXTS--

ARTICLES, ESSAYS, INTERVIEWS, LETTERS, PAMPHLETS, TRACTS, Etc.:




A --

Ali's Smile: Naked Scientology (essay collection) by William S. Burroughs

"The American Scholar" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The American Crisis" by Thomas Paine

"Annexation" by John O’Sullivan (United States Magazine and Democratic Review 17, No. 1, 1845)

The AntiFederalist Papers edited by Bill Bailey

"The Art of Fiction" (Paris Review Interview) with Saul Below

"Avante-Garde and Kitsch" (essay) by Clement Greenberg





B --

"Benjamin Banneker's Letter to Thomas Jefferson" (August 19. 1791)

"The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience" (essay) by Roger Williams

"Brief life of Harvard’s 'Midwife': 1595-1643" (Peter J. Gomes)





C --

"Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau

"The Coming Merging of Mind and Machine" by Ray Kurzwell (Scientific American, March 23, 2009)

"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine

The Complete Writings of Thomas Paine (Gutenburg essay collection) by Thomas Paine

"Control the Language, Control the Masses" by Pieter Vree

Crisis of the Mind (1919) by Paul Valery [extract]





D --

Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

"Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls Conference, 1848"

"A Defence of Poetry" by Percy Bysshe Shelley




E --




F --

"Fact and Fancy" by Isaac Asimov

"The Fallacy of Success" (from All Things Considered) by G. K. Chesterton

"The Farmer Refuted" by Alexander Hamilton

"A Father's Resolutions" (essay) by Cotton Mather

Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay

"Fifty Years Hence" (Strand Magazine article, December 1931) by Winston Churchill





G --





H --

"The Hossack Murder" by Susan Glaspell (Des Moines Daily News, December 3 1900--April 19, 1901)

"How It Feels to Be Colored Me" (essay) by Zora Neale Hurston






I --

"If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?" by James Baldwin

"'I Had Barbara': Women's Ties and Wharton's 'Roman Fever'" by Rachel Bowlby

"In Search of Our Mother's Gardens" by Alice Walker

"Is America Too Hospitable?" (Forum article, 1923) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" (article) by Nicholas Carr

"Isn’t it time we left orphanages to fairytales?" (article) by J. K. Rowling





J --




K --




L --

"Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool" (essay) by George Orwell

"Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (16 April, 1963) by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Letter to Albert G. Hodges" (4 April, 1864) by Abraham Lincoln

"Letter to Martin van Buren" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Letter to Robert Pleasants" (18 January, 1773) by Patrick Henry

Letters from an American Farmer by J. Hector St. Jean De Crevecoeur

"Lincoln and the Gettysburg Awakening" by Glenn LaFantasie

"Love--in Other Words" by Harper Lee





M --

"A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

"More Light" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti





N --

"The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (essay) by Langston Hughes

The New Star Chamber and Other Essays by Edgar Lee Masters

Notes on the State of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson





O --

"Of Cannibals" (c. 1580) by Michel de Montaigne

"Of Education" by John Milton

"On Being an American" (1922) by H. L. Mencken

"On Writing" by Raymond Carver





P --

"Phillis Wheatley on Trial" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

"A Plea for Religious Liberty" by Roger Williams

"Politics and the English Language" (essay) by George Orwell

Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin

Preamble to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights

"Preface to Lyrical Ballads" (essay) by William Wordsworth





Q --




R --

"The Right to Die--I" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

(Forum article, November 1935)





S --

"Seeing" (from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek) by Annie Dillard

"Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial" (anti-slavery tract) by Samuel Sewall

"Society and Solitude" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Souls of Black Folk (essay collection) by W. E. B. Du Bois

"A Summary View of the Rights of British America" by Thomas Jefferson




T --

"These Too, Too Solid Ghosts" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Forum, February 1926)

"Thomas Jefferson's Letter to Benjamin Banneker, August 30, 1791" by Thomas Jefferson

"Towards a Definition of American Modernism" by Daniel Joseph Singal





U --




V --

"Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom" (State Bill, 16 January, 1786) by Thomas Jefferson

"The Visual Artistry of Romeo and Juliet" (essay) by James Black





W --

"What America Would Be Like Without Blacks" (Time Magazine article, 6 April, 1970) by Ralph Ellison

"What's new in the Gilgamesh Epic?" (essay) by Andrew George

"When Children Discover America" by Harper Lee

"Why I Write" by George Orwell

"Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper?" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Why Read Old Books?" by Mitchell Kalpakgian

"Why We Will Soon Miss the Cold War" (essay) by John J. Mearsheimer

Woman in the Nineteenth Century by Margaret Fuller





X --





Y --

"'The Yellow Wallpaper' and Women's Discourse" by Karen Ford





Z --






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