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I hear you have to find the text of an important speech for your language arts/literature class.
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The resources in this wiki pathfinder will guide you to some helpful sources for finding the texts of notable speeches from history.
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
- Index to full text of public speeches, lectures, and other recorded media events.
Gifts of Speech
- Speeches delivered by women from around the world.
History and Politics Out Loud: A Searchable Archive of Politically Significant Audio Materials
- audio files of famous speeches, many have transcripts of the text.
POTUS: Presidents of the United States
- a resource on the Internet Public Library. Contains speeches and all manners of other information about the presidents.
From Revolution to Recconstruction...and What Happened Afterwards: The Presidents
- a resource from the Department of Humanities, Univerisity of Groningen, Netherlands. A listing of speeches and other resources from U.S. Presidents.
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
- Includes text of presidential inaugural addresses from George Washington through George W. Bush.
Say It Plain: American Radio Works
- Text and audio clips of notable speeches by African-Americans during the past 100 years.
The History Place
- A collection of "great speeches"
Cook Memorial Library
Annals of America
- A general middle school database. Be sure to check out the publication
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