What are some quotes from American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer?

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The best quotations tend to be those that give one a better understanding of the relevant text. In the case of American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer, there are a number of such quotations, all of which are particularly good at conveying the narrator's emotions as well as giving us an insight into the environment in which she lives. A particularly good example of the latter can be seen in the following extract:

But the day President Kennedy was shot there was a profound silence in El Building; even the abusive tongues of viragoes, the cursing...

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