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The People's Voice [electronic resource] : The Orator in American Society

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Summary:

<P>In this flavorful and perceptive study of the American orator, Barnet Baskerville makes an inquiry into American attitudes toward orators and oratory and the reflection of these attitudes in speaking practices. He examines the role of the orator in society and the kinds or qualities of oratory that were dominant in each period of American history, and he looks into the nature and importance of oratory as perceived by audiences and by speakers themselves. By examining this ""public image"" of the orator, the author is able to tell us much about the people who drew that image.</P>

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780813162034
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (270 p.)
  • PublisherSSS: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

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Description based upon print version of record.
Formatted Contents Note:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 The Revolutionary Period: The Orator as Hero; 2 The Golden Age: Oratory as Artistic Expression; 3 The Brazen Age: Obfuscation and Diversion; 4 The Speak-out Age: America Finds Her Voice Again; 5 The Twenties: Oratory Becomes Public Speaking; 6 The Roosevelt Era: Tumultuous Polemics; 7 The Contemporary Scene: The Decline of Eloquence; Epilogue; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y
Summary, etc.:
<P>In this flavorful and perceptive study of the American orator, Barnet Baskerville makes an inquiry into American attitudes toward orators and oratory and the reflection of these attitudes in speaking practices. He examines the role of the orator in society and the kinds or qualities of oratory that were dominant in each period of American history, and he looks into the nature and importance of oratory as perceived by audiences and by speakers themselves. By examining this ""public image"" of the orator, the author is able to tell us much about the people who drew that image.</P>
Subject: Oratory -- United States -- History.
Oratory -- United States.
Oratory
Genre: Electronic books.

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