What are our responsibilities as citizens? Who or what are we responsible for?

Title

Town Office

Author

Holmes, Edward

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Reading

Overview

Edward Holmes, a writer and English professor at the University of Maine, sets up the perfect philanthropic conundrum in "Town Office." His story begins with Phil Ackerman, a new selectman…

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Title

Song of the Shirt, 1941

Author

Parker, Dorothy

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Reading

Overview

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), founder of the Algonquin Table (an influential group of New York City writers, critics, and actors that met for lunch every day at the Algonquin Hotel) and sometime editor…

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Title

I Claim the Rights of a Man

Author

Turner, Henry MacNeal

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Reading

Overview

With the conclusion of the American Civil War in 1865, reconstruction legislatures were established in many Southern states in an effort to resolve issues such as the acceptance of the new legal status…

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Title

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Part II

Author

Franklin, Benjamin

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Reading

Overview

Benjamin Franklin was one of the great statesmen of the American Revolution. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence, served as our first ambassador to France, and was critical in forging the…

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Title

The Limits of Charity

Author

Hilfiker, David

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Reading

Overview

David Hilfiker presents us with a candid article published in 2000 that is essential reading for those who work for or with the poor. As a medical doctor and founder of a community of homeless men living…

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