Edward Everett

Author: Ronald Forrest Reid
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313261640
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Reid reconstitutes the role of epideictic rhetoric in the United States from the end of the Revolutionary War to the eve of the Civil War and reinstates Everett in the pantheon of great American orators. In the process, he treats the reader to a penetrating analysis of the role of public persuasion in the United States during a critical period in its history.

Delightful Conviction

Author: Stephen R. Yarbrough
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313275821
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In analyzing the preachings of Jonathan Edwards in 18th century colonial America, the authors demonstrate how his rhetoric focused on converting and persuading listeners in ways that are still relevant. The authors delineate the basic tenets of Puritan theology, place Edwards' noted sermons within a historical framework and show how his psycho-spiritual ideas have had a lasting impact on American literature, religious and intellectual history. This reference provides a critical analysis, noted speech texts, chronology, and review of bibilographical sources, offering an in-depth study of an enigmatic, great American orator which is pertinent for various uses in a several fields.

The Eloquence of Edward Everett

Author: Richard A. Katula
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433110290
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Edward Everett (1794-1865) was America’s first Ph.D., a United States Congressman, Governor of Massachusetts, Ambassador to England, President of Harvard University, Secretary of State, a United States Senator, and a Vice-Presidential candidate. In the midst of this distinguished career, he was also a famous and profound orator, delivering hundreds of orations across the nation, and at least five of the most important speeches in American history. In this book, Everett’s training as an orator and his career on the public stage are reviewed in the context of his times, often referred to as the Golden Age of American oratory. Through analyses of a number of his most illustrious orations – such as the Phi Beta Kappa Society oration in 1824; his 4th of July oration at Worcester, Massachusetts; his eulogy to John Quincy Adams in 1848; his speech that saved Mount Vernon, «The Character of Washington», delivered 137 times from 1856-1860; and his Gettysburg Oration, delivered just prior to Lincoln’s illustrious Gettysburg Address – Everett is seen as a transformational figure. The book concludes that while unknown to most Americans, Everett’s rhetoric of idealism, optimism, sentimentality, and conciliation provided the rising nation – America – with its sense of identity and its core principles.

African American Orators

Author: Richard W. Leeman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313290145
Format: PDF, ePub
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This long-needed sourcebook assesses the unique styles and themes of notable African-American orators from the mid-19th century to the present—of 43 representative public speakers, from W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson to Barbara Jordan and Thurgood Marshall. The critical analyses of the oratory of a broad segment of different types of public speakers demonstrate how they have stressed the historical search for freedom, upheld American ideals while condemning discriminatory practices against African-Americans, and have spoken in behalf of black pride. This biographical dictionary with its evaluative essays, sources for further reading, and speech chronologies is designed for broad interdisciplinary use by students, teachers, activists, and general readers in college, university, institutional, and public libraries.

Harry S Truman

Author: Halford Ross Ryan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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Plain-speaking Harry S Truman is assessed for his presidential rhetoric in this in-depth critical analysis that provides texts of major speeches and material useful to researchers in presidential libraries.

Mark Twain

Author: Marlene Boyd Vallin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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How did Mark Twain develop his remarkable oral style of writing that was so carefully crafted? And what can we learn about nineteenth-century America from the public speeches of his humorist and teacher who charmed the country and exported his notions of Americanism around the world? This is the very first book-length critical analysis to deal exclusively with Twain's public speaking. It brings him again as it were, to the center stage. The book offers an analysis of his rhetoric, lectures, occasional speeches, and summarizes his impact on the listeners in his time. Sixteen selected speeches exemplify his varied styles as a communicator. A chronology, lengthy bibliographical essay, and a general index are also included.

Abraham Lincoln the Orator

Author: Lois J. Einhorn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Although much has been written about Abraham Lincoln, there has been little rhetorical analysis of how this public man communicated with his listeners. Yet by studying his rhetoric closely, we can gain real insights into Lincoln as an orator, debater, jester, lawyer, statesman, leader, and president. This critical appraisal of his public speaking is linked to transcripts of some major speeches and to a chronology, bibliography, and an index. This useful one-volume reference is intended for students, scholars, and experts in communications and rhetoric, political science, and American studies and history. Lois J. Einhorn presents a rhetorical analysis of Abraham Lincoln's speaking, defining his view toward public speaking, characteristics of his rhetoric, his use of humor, and the development of his various addresses while president. Texts of nine selected speeches are printed exactly. A short chronology of speeches, a selected bibliography of Lincoln as a speaker, and a general index complete this important new reference work.