President Johnson s War On Poverty

Author: David Zarefsky
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817352457
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“Zarefsky's concentration on the struggles fought over the symbols of the antipoverty effort makes for an engrossing analysis of the War on Poverty from a fresh angle of vision . . . [and] provides more than a cogent analysis of the War on Poverty. It is a valuable study of rhetoric and history, focusing our attention on how symbols define political situations and how they are modified over time in the face of new events and pressures. The author's account of the Johnson administration's rhetorical moves and modifications in the face of defeats in the 'unconditional war' declared in 1964 is particularly enlightening.”--American Historical Review “Readers of this fine book will learn far more about the War on Poverty and the foibles of U.S. liberalism in the postwar period than they will about rhetoric. This is both a great service and a great mercy. Zarefsky's effort is a gem. It uses rhetorical analysis to its best advantage: as a narrative thread rather than as an explanation.”-- Journal of Communication "Provocative and subtly argued. . . an important and original study."-- Choice

The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric

Author: James Arnt Aune
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603444610
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Culminating a decade of conferences that have explored presidential speech, The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric assesses progress and suggests directions for both the practice of presidential speech and its study. In Part One, following an analytic review of the field by Martin Medhurst, contributors address the state of the art in their own areas of expertise. Roderick P. Hart then summarizes their work in the course of his rebuttal of an argument made by political scientist George Edwards: that presidential rhetoric lacks political impact. Part Two of the volume consists of the forward-looking reports of six task forces, comprising more than forty scholars, charged with outlining the likely future course of presidential rhetoric, as well as the major questions scholars should ask about it and the tools at their disposal. The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric will serve as a pivotal work for students and scholars of public discourse and the presidency who seek to understand the shifting landscape of American political leadership.

The Rhetorical Presidency Propaganda and the Cold War 1945 1955

Author: Shawn J. Parry-Giles
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275974633
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Parry-Giles challenges the scholarly assumption that the rhetorical presidency refers to presidential messages delivered from the bully pulpit only. By examining early Cold War discourse, she demonstrates how Presidents Truman and Eisenhower transformed the U.S. propaganda program into an executive tool reliant on presidential surrogates in the promulgation of a covert and monolithic Cold War ideology.

Crafting Equality

Author: Celeste Michelle Condit
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226114651
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Drawing on speeches, newspapers, magazines, and other public discourse, Condit and Lucaites survey the shifting meaning of equality from 1760 to the present as a process of interaction and negotiation among different social groups in American politics and culture.

Presidential Speechwriting

Author: Kurt Ritter
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585443925
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The chapters in this book (two by former White House speechwriters) give insight into the process of presidential speechwriting, from Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration to Ronald Reagan's.

Doing Rhetorical History

Author: Kathleen J. Turner
ISBN: 9780817309251
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This collection of essays addresses the debate over the regrounding of rhetorical study. Some essays examine the conceptual issues involved in the juncture of rhetoric and history, and others offer case studies to illustrate the process of rhetorical history.

The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148334343X
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The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.

The Rhetorical Presidency

Author: Jeffrey Tulis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691022956
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The description for this book, The Rhetorical Presidency, will be forthcoming.

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

Author: Elizabeth Hinton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674737237
Format: PDF
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How did the land of the free become the home of the world’s largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan administration but the War on Crime that began during Johnson’s Great Society at the height of the civil rights era.