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Author Shogan, Colleen J., 1975-

Title The moral rhetoric of American presidents / Colleen J. Shogan
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2006]


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Description xi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Presidential rhetoric series ; no. 17
Presidential rhetoric series ; no. 17
Contents Presidential moral leadership and rhetoric -- Rhetorical patterns of the annual and inaugural addresses, 1790-2003 -- The politics of reinforcing moral rhetoric -- The politics of moral restraint -- The politics of strategic moral rhetoric -- The future of rhetorical moralism in the presidency
Summary "The Moral Rhetoric of American Presidents analyzes the president's role as the nation's moral spokesman." "Drawing on the quantitative methods from political science and the qualitative case study approach prevalent in rhetorical studies, Colleen J. Shogan demonstrates that moral and religious rhetoric is not simply a reflection of individual character or an expression of American "civil religion" but a strategic tool presidents can use to enhance their constitutional authority."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Head of State
United States
Political ethics
Political leadership
Case studies
Overseas item
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-215) and index
Notes 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. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Presidents -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- Language -- History.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Rhetoric -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- Case studies.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
English language -- United States -- Rhetoric.
Political leadership -- United States -- History.
Political oratory -- United States -- History.
Political ethics -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
LC no. 2005034159
ISBN 1585445223 cloth alkaline paper