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How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define Us

Friday, June 15, 2012

Stephen Prothero talks about putting together The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation, an exploration of texts that unite, divide, and define Americans today. He includes works such as Thomas Paine's Common Sense, Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Twain’s Huck Finn, the speeches of Presidents Lincoln, Kennedy, and Reagan, and the novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Ayn Rand.

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Comments [1]

Kressel

Does he include any of the opinions of the Supreme Court justices? I'm wondering specifically about Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Jun. 15 2012 12:52 PM

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