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Author Darsey, James Francis.

Title The prophetic tradition and radical rhetoric in America / James Darsey
Published New York : New York University Press, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 279 pages) ; 24 cm
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Contents Radical rhetoric and American community : threnody for Sophrosyne -- Old Testament prophecy as radical ursprach -- Prophecy as sacred truth : self-evidence and righteousness in the American Revolution -- Prophecy as krisis : Wendell Phillips and the sin of slavery -- The prophet's call and his burden : the passion of Eugene V. Debs -- The word in darkness -- A vision of the apocalypse : Joe McCarthy's rhetoric of the fantastic -- Prophecy as poetry : the romantic vision of Robert Welch -- Secular argument and the language of commodity : gay liberation and merely civil rights -- The seraph and the snake
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-267) and index
Subject Political oratory -- Social aspects -- United States.
Rhetoric -- Social aspects -- United States.
Radicalism -- United States.
Prophecy -- Social aspects -- United States.
Social problems -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Form Electronic book
Author American Council of Learned Societies.