A collection of nearly 1000 stories, poems, speeches, key documents, and other writings by great American men and women that affirms the purpose and substance of a heritage based on and sustained by the principle that all men are created equal. Chapters are organized according to the rights, privileges, and values expressed in the Preamble to the Constitution and the song "America the Beautiful." Background information, illuminating both contemporary and classical politics, places each passage in an historical context.
About the Author
Erik Bruun has been a reporter, editor, and freelance writer for more than twenty years. His books include Our Nation's Archive and American Values and Virtues. In his home community, he has taken a leadership role in several organizations that advocate for social change. He has three children.