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Genteel rhetoric : writing high culture in nineteenth-century Boston, Dorothy C. Broaddus

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Genteel rhetoric : writing high culture in nineteenth-century Boston
Title
Genteel rhetoric
Title remainder
writing high culture in nineteenth-century Boston
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy C. Broaddus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Situated in mid-nineteenth-century Boston culture, Genteel Rhetoric combines history and cultural studies to examine the shaping of nineteenth-century North American rhetoric and aesthetics. The practitioners of genteel rhetoric included many of the writers who belonged to the New England school: Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Charles Eliot Norton, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Harvard graduates and students of Edward T. Channing, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory from 1819 to 1851, these men were also influenced by the Unitarian rhetoric of Channing's brother, William Ellery Channing, as well as by orators such as Edward Everett
  • They were part of a larger North American refinement movement - a movement interrupted by the Civil War. Broaddus argues that the genteel and coherent voices with which these writers discuss literature and high culture break apart when they begin to write about material issues related to slavery, abolition, and war against the background of growing dissent between North and South. Genteel Rhetoric examines the writers as they live through and write about the Civil War - Emerson and Lowell from a safe distance, Holmes searching for his wounded son in Maryland, and Higginson in the thick of action as colonel of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first regiment of former slaves in the Union army
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broaddus, Dorothy C
Dewey number
810.9/974461
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS255.B6
LC item number
B76 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in rhetoric/communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rhetoric
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • Unitarians
  • Authors, American
  • American literature
  • English language
  • Higginson, Thomas Wentworth
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell
  • Lowell, James Russell
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
Genteel rhetoric : writing high culture in nineteenth-century Boston, Dorothy C. Broaddus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [125]-129) 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
Preface -- Introduction: rhetoric and culture -- Teaching and preaching culture and character -- Authorizing high culture, authorizing self -- Elevation and degradation -- Rhetoric and war -- Works cited -- Index
Control code
38936721
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 136 pages
Isbn
9781570032448
Lccn
98019678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Genteel rhetoric : writing high culture in nineteenth-century Boston, Dorothy C. Broaddus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [125]-129) 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
Preface -- Introduction: rhetoric and culture -- Teaching and preaching culture and character -- Authorizing high culture, authorizing self -- Elevation and degradation -- Rhetoric and war -- Works cited -- Index
Control code
38936721
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 136 pages
Isbn
9781570032448
Lccn
98019678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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