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The Resource Daniel Webster and the oratory of civil religion, Craig R. Smith

Daniel Webster and the oratory of civil religion, Craig R. Smith

Label
Daniel Webster and the oratory of civil religion
Title
Daniel Webster and the oratory of civil religion
Statement of responsibility
Craig R. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Craig R
Dewey number
973.5/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E340.W4
LC item number
S597 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webster, Daniel
  • Webster, Daniel
  • United States
  • Civil religion
  • Nationalism
  • Political oratory
  • Rhetoric
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Webster, Daniel
  • Webster, Daniel
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Civil religion
  • Legislators
  • Nationalism
  • Oratory
  • Political and social views
  • Political oratory
  • Politics and government
  • Rhetoric
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • United States
  • Zivilreligion
  • Rhetorik
Summary expansion
Daniel Webster (1782-1852) embodied the golden age of oratory in America by mastering each of the major genres of public speaking of the time. Even today, many of his victories before the Supreme Court remain as precedents. Webster served in the House, the Senate, and twice as secretary of state. He was so famous as a political orator that his reply "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!" to Senator Robert Hayne in a debate in 1830 was memorized by schoolboys and was on the lips of Northern soldiers as they charged forward in the Civil War. There would have been no 1850 Compromise without Webster, and without the Compromise, the Civil War might well have come earlier to an unprepared North. Webster was also the consummate ceremonial speaker. He advanced Whig virtues and solidified support for the Union through civil religion, creating a transcendent symbol for the nation that became a metaphor for the working constitutional framework. While several biographies have been written about Webster, none has focused on his oratorical talent. This study examines Webster's incredible career from the perspective of his great speeches and how they created a civil religion that moved citizens beyond loyalty and civic virtue to true romantic patriotism. Craig R. Smith places Webster's speeches in their historical context and then uses the tools of rhetorical criticism to analyze them. He demonstrates that Webster understood not only how rhetorical genres function to meet the expectations of the moment but also how they could be braided to produce long-lasting and literate discourse
Label
Daniel Webster and the oratory of civil religion, Craig R. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The foundation of Webster's civil religion -- A Boston lawyer -- The lion returns -- Civic duty in the romantic age -- Liberty and union -- Legal and partisan wrangling -- Abolition confounds the two-party system -- Secretary Webster -- War with Mexico -- National crisis, Capitol gridlock -- Consummating compromise -- Twilight time
Control code
61395479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826215420
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780826215420
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61395479
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Daniel Webster and the oratory of civil religion, Craig R. Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The foundation of Webster's civil religion -- A Boston lawyer -- The lion returns -- Civic duty in the romantic age -- Liberty and union -- Legal and partisan wrangling -- Abolition confounds the two-party system -- Secretary Webster -- War with Mexico -- National crisis, Capitol gridlock -- Consummating compromise -- Twilight time
Control code
61395479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826215420
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780826215420
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61395479
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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