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The Resource A voice that could stir an army : Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the Black freedom movement, Maegan Parker Brooks

A voice that could stir an army : Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the Black freedom movement, Maegan Parker Brooks

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A voice that could stir an army : Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the Black freedom movement
Title
A voice that could stir an army
Title remainder
Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the Black freedom movement
Statement of responsibility
Maegan Parker Brooks
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against oppression. A Voice That Could Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the story of Hamer's life by focusing on how she employed symbols-- images, words, and even material objects such as the ballot, food, and clothing--to construct persuasive public personae, to influence audiences, and to effect social change. Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and recent interviews with Hamer's friends, family, and fellow activists, Maegan Parker Brooks moves chronologically through Hamer's life. Brooks recounts Hamer's early influences, her intersection with the black freedom movement, and her rise to prominence at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Brooks also considers Hamer's lesser-known contributions to the fight against poverty and to feminist politics before analyzing how Hamer is remembered posthumously. The book concludes by emphasizing what remains rhetorical about Hamer's biography, using the 2012 statue and museum dedication in Hamer's hometown of Ruleville, Mississippi, to examine the larger social, political, and historiographical implications of her legacy. The sustained consideration of Hamer's wide-ranging use of symbols and the reconstruction of her legacy provided within the pages of A Voice That Could Stir an Army enrich understanding of this key historical figure. This book also demonstrates how rhetorical analysis complements historical reconstruction to explain the dynamics of how social movements actually operate."--Publisher information
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Maegan Parker
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.H35
LC item number
B76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Race, rhetoric, and media series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hamer, Fannie Lou
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Hamer, Fannie Lou
  • Hamer, Fannie Lou
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Mississippi
  • United States
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • Politische Rede
  • USA
Label
A voice that could stir an army : Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the Black freedom movement, Maegan Parker Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I don't mind my light shining" -- A rhetorical education, 1917-1962 -- Through the shadows of death, 1962-1964 -- "Is this America?" 1964 -- "The country's number one freedom fighting woman," 1964-1968 -- "To tell it like it is," 1968-1972 -- The problems and the progress -- Afterword: "We ain't free yet; the kids need to know their mission," 2012
Control code
861671232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781628460049
Lccn
2013039752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)861671232
Label
A voice that could stir an army : Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the Black freedom movement, Maegan Parker Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I don't mind my light shining" -- A rhetorical education, 1917-1962 -- Through the shadows of death, 1962-1964 -- "Is this America?" 1964 -- "The country's number one freedom fighting woman," 1964-1968 -- "To tell it like it is," 1968-1972 -- The problems and the progress -- Afterword: "We ain't free yet; the kids need to know their mission," 2012
Control code
861671232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781628460049
Lccn
2013039752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)861671232

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