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The Resource Culture of eloquence : oratory and reform in antebellum America, James Perrin Warren

Culture of eloquence : oratory and reform in antebellum America, James Perrin Warren

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Culture of eloquence : oratory and reform in antebellum America
Title
Culture of eloquence
Title remainder
oratory and reform in antebellum America
Statement of responsibility
James Perrin Warren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Antebellum America truly defined itself as a culture of eloquence. This could be seen in the creation of new cultural spaces, such as the lyceum and popular lecture system, for speakers who were then measured against the ideals of eloquence held by their listeners. Defining eloquence as "powerful, moving speech," Warren engages a host of writers/orators to develop his argument, beginning with Ralph Waldo Emerson's philosophy of language in the 1830s and expanding his discussion to include the theories and practices of Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Peabody, Frederick Douglass, William Gilmore Simms, and Walt Whitman. From this list he outlines practices that crossed the boundaries of gender, race, and class, ultimately showing that diverse sectors of society valued the word as a means toward reform."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warren, James Perrin
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS407
LC item number
.W37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American prose literature
  • Oratory
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer
  • Simms, William Gilmore
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Fuller, Margaret
Label
Culture of eloquence : oratory and reform in antebellum America, James Perrin Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
39733183
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780271019000
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98041327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Culture of eloquence : oratory and reform in antebellum America, James Perrin Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
39733183
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780271019000
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98041327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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