“Give me liberty or give me death!”
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
“I have a dream.”
These quotations are the common language of American history. They are the words that, more than any others, constitute America’s collective memory and define the American experience. Americans recognize these quotations and regularly reference them, but they usually do not understand the context and meaning of these words—who said them, why they were said, and how they have changed and reflected America. Words Mattered: The 200 Quotations That Created, Shaped, and Explain American History provides this context and explains the past of the United States in a uniquely accessible way. It will make American history what people wished it was when they were students—dynamic, relevant, and fun.
To learn more about Words Mattered: The 200 Quotations That Created, Shaped, and Explain American History, please contact John Talbot of the Talbot Fortune Agency, www.talbotfortuneagency.com.