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The Resource Union of words : a history of presidential eloquence, Wayne Fields

Union of words : a history of presidential eloquence, Wayne Fields

Label
Union of words : a history of presidential eloquence
Title
Union of words
Title remainder
a history of presidential eloquence
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Fields
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The pursuit of E pluribus unum - "from many, one"--The motto on which the United States was founded, has continually posed one of the greatest challenges our presidents have faced throughout history. How does the presidency foster a spirit of unity among all Americans despite so many divergent interests and backgrounds? In this singular study, accomplished storyteller and professor of English Wayne Fields examines this rhetorical tug-of-war through the historical lens of presidential speechmaking. Beginning with George Washington's inaugural and continuing to the present day, Fields traces the vital role of our presidents in fulfilling the constitutional imperative of a "more perfect union." Following the calendar of presidential life, he examines individual speeches from the announcement of candidacy and the acceptance of nomination to the State of the Union address, the call for war or peace, and the farewell address, recounting with a wealth of historical detail the events surrounding each formal and informal speech. Through these orations, Fields provides a fascinating depiction of our presidents as individuals struggling to assert their principles, exercise leadership, and unite diverse Americans while simultaneously contending with the prejudices and circumstances of their time. But an even greater account emerges, one that resonates just as strongly in the issues of our own time: it is the story of a nation and a people constantly recreating themselves to try to build a shared identity within a country of endless change
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fields, Wayne
Dewey number
352.23/8/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK518
LC item number
.F54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • USA
  • USA
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Political oratory
  • Rhetoric
  • Presidenten
  • Redes
  • Retorica
  • Nationale identiteit
  • Rhetorik
  • Geschichte
  • Geschichte
  • Rhetorik
  • Political oratory
  • Presidents
  • Rhetoric
  • United States
Label
Union of words : a history of presidential eloquence, Wayne Fields
Link
http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/70728-1/Wayne+Fields.aspx
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
Contents
The one and the many: an introduction -- Conspicuous presumption: the declaration of candidacy -- A party's choice: accepting the nomination -- Reuniting the country: inaugurals I -- Beyond secession: inaugurals II -- The state of the union -- Articulating history: the rhetoric of special occasions I -- Mystic chords: the rhetoric of special occasions II -- Executive farewells
Control code
ocm33102235
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780684822853
Lccn
95040877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33102235
Label
Union of words : a history of presidential eloquence, Wayne Fields
Link
http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/70728-1/Wayne+Fields.aspx
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
Contents
The one and the many: an introduction -- Conspicuous presumption: the declaration of candidacy -- A party's choice: accepting the nomination -- Reuniting the country: inaugurals I -- Beyond secession: inaugurals II -- The state of the union -- Articulating history: the rhetoric of special occasions I -- Mystic chords: the rhetoric of special occasions II -- Executive farewells
Control code
ocm33102235
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780684822853
Lccn
95040877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33102235

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