American Orators Before 1900: Critical Studies and Sources

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Bernard K. Duffy, Halford Ross Ryan
Greenwood Press, 1987 - Orators - 481 pages
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"The editors offer 55 case studies of orators, each chapter consisting of from three and one-half to more than nine pages of text followed by a brief section entitled 'Informational Source' that includes short bibliographic summaries and important research sources intended particularly `for those beginning to investigate an orator's rhetoric.' Entries close with a short chronology of major speeches. . . . Duffy and Ryan's hope that their book will 'prove useful' should be fulfilled quickly, for American Orators Before 1900 is the most extensive reference collection on its topic. By introducing all 55 rhetors in situ and illuminating such an array of rhetorical peculiarities, universals, power, triumphs, and influences on the past and present, this book becomes indispensable to college and large municipal libraries." Quarterly Journal of Speech.

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