This collection of philosophical, political, and personal readings about the twin themes of freedom and responsibility is designed for use within a wide range of composition classes. Shorter and more accessible works will serve early composition courses, and more complex works will serve well in more advanced composition courses. Authors include Susan B. Anthony, Marcus Aurelius, Clarence Darrow, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin Franklin, Emma Goldman, Florence Hartley, Patrick Henry, Zora Neale Hurston, Thomas Jefferson, Helen Keller, John F. Kennedy, Winona LaDuke, Abraham Lincoln, Niccolò Machiavelli, Angela Morales, Barack Obama, Thomas Paine, Richard Rodriguez, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry David Thoreau, Alexis de Tocqueville, Sojourner Truth, Mark Twain, Jose Antonio Vargas, Woodrow Wilson, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
Susan B. Anthony | Is It a Crime for a Citizen of the United States to Vote?
Marcus Aurelius | On Getting Out of Bed The Bill of Rights
Clarence Darrow | Crime and Criminals: An Address to the Prisoners in the Chicago County Jail
Frederick Douglass | Learning to Read and Write
Frederick Douglass | What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
W. E. B. DuBois | Of Our Spiritual Strivings
Dwight D. Eisenhower | Farewell Address
Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self-Reliance
Benjamin Franklin | On the Slave-Trade
Emma Goldman | Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
Florence Hartley | Politeness
Patrick Henry | Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death
Zora Neale Hurston | How It Feels to Be Colored Me
Thomas Jefferson | The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
Helen Keller | Strike Against War
John F. Kennedy | Inaugural Address
Winona LaDuke | Our Home on Earth
Abraham Lincoln | The Gettysburg Address
Niccolò Machiavelli | Concerning Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved than Feared
Angela Morales | The Girls in My Town
Barack Obama | Remarks by the President at Howard University Commencement Ceremony
Thomas Paine | The American Crisis
Richard Rodriguez | Does America Still Exist?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Four Freedoms
Jean-Jacques Rousseau | The Social Contract
Margaret Sanger | Morality and Birth Control
Elizabeth Cady Stanton | Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
Elizabeth Cady Stanton | The Solitude of Self
Henry David Thoreau | Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau | Simplify, Simplify
Alexis de Tocqueville | The Tyranny of the Majority
Sojourner Truth | Ain’t I a Woman?
Mark Twain | Corn-pone Opinions
Jose Antonio Vargas | Outlaw
Woodrow Wilson | What Is Liberty?
Mary Wollstonecraft | The Unnatural Distinctions Established in Society
Freedom & Responsibility
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