Kate Wilhelm, “Baby, You Were Great”
Ashby Williams, “I Am Not Dead”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Benediction”
George Strock and Life magazine, “Three Americans”
Mary Antin, “My Country”
Ulysses S. Grant, “Letters from Matamoros”
Alice Eleanor Jones, “Created He Them”
Henry James, “Greville Fane”
Frederick Douglass, “The Work Before Us”
Wendell Berry, “Fly Away, Breath”
Willa Cather, “Roll Call on the Prairies”
Charles W. Chesnutt, “White Weeds”
Floyd Gibbons, “Wounded—How It Feels to Be Shot”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Great Carbuncle”
Sarah Orne Jewett, “The Town Poor”
Albert Murray, “Manifest Destiny U.S.A.”
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