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Title American voices : an encyclopedia of contemporary American orators / edited by Bernard K. Duffy and Richard W. Leeman
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005


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Description xxv, 486 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table Of Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- John D. Ashcroft -- by Hary Hellenbrand -- Elizabeth M. Birch -- by Shawn Parry-Giles and Jason Edward Black -- Patrick J. Buchanan -- by C. Brant Short -- George Herbert Walker Bush -- by Craig R. Smith -- George Walker Bush -- by Richard E. Vatz -- Robert Carlyle Byrd -- by William D. Pederson and Sina K. Nazemi -- Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Toure) -- by Robert E. Terrill -- James Earl Carter -- by Richard W. Leeman -- Cesar Estrada Chavez -- by John C. Hammerback and Richard J. Jensen -- Ward L. Churchill -- by Catherine H. Palczewski Randall A. Lake -- Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton -- by Karrin Vasby Anderson -- William Jefferson Clinton -- by Stephen A. Smith -- Mario Matthew Cuomo -- by Mary Anne Trasciatti -- Thomas Andrew Daschle -- by Troy A. Murphy -- Angela Yvonne Davis -- by Cindy L. Griffin -- Alan Dershowitz -- by R. John DeSanto and Daniel A. Grano -- Elizabeth Hanford Dole -- by Nichola Gutgold -- Marian Wright Edelman -- by Beth Waggenspack -- Jocelyn Elders -- by Lorraine D. Jackson -- Jerry Falwell -- by Paul Stob and Charles Conrad -- Louis Abdul Farrakhan -- by Mark Lawrence MacPhail -- Gerald Rudolph Ford -- by Herman Stelzner, revised by Charles Ottinger -- Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. -- by David Hoffman -- William "Billy" Graham, Jr. -- by Hal W. Fulmer and Jennifer L. Young -- Anita Faye Hill -- by Vanessa B. Beasley -- Jesse Louis Jackson -- by David B. McClennan -- Lyndon Baines Johnson -- by David Zarefsky -- Sonia Johnson -- by Karen A. Foss -- Barbara Charline Jordan -- by Carl Burgchardt -- Edward Moore Kennedy -- by William D. Pederson -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy -- by Theodore O. Windt, Jr., revised and edited by Steven Goldzwig -- Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy -- by Steven R. Goldzwig and Patricia A. Sullivan -- John F. Kerry -- by Bernard K. Duffy and Marilyn DeLaure -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- by Marilyn DiLaure and Bernard K. Duffy -- Larry Kramer -- by Charles E. Morris -- Winona LaDuke -- by Dayle C. Hardy-Short and C. Brant Short -- Audre Geraldine Lorde -- by Lester C. Olson -- Wilma Mankiller -- by Christopher Skiles -- Thurgood Marshall -- by Stephen A. Smith -- William (Bill) Paul McCartney -- by Jennifer L. Young -- Russell Means -- by Randall A. Lake and Catherine H. Palczewski -- Harvey Bernard Milk -- by Karen A. Foss -- Ralph Nader -- by Steven Goldzwig and Patricia Sullivan -- Richard Milhous Nixon -- by Celeste M. Condit and Shannon Holland -- Samuel Augustus Nunn -- by Edward M. Panetta -- Sandra Day O'Conner -- by Janice Schuetz -- H. Ross Perot -- by Mari Boor Tonn and Valerie A. Endress -- Colin Luther Powell -- by Richard W. Leeman -- Ronald Wilson Reagan -- by Ronald H. Carpenter and Windy Y. Lawrence -- Janet Reno -- by Janice Schuetz -- Donald Rumsfeld -- by Gordon Stables -- Antonin Scalia -- by Catherine Langford -- Al Sharpton -- by Daniel A. Grano -- Gloria Steinem -- by Lisa Shawn Hogan -- George Wallace -- by Andrew King -- Alyce Faye Wattleton -- by Lorraine D. Jackson -- Christine Todd Whitman -- by Kristina Sheeler -- Malcolm X -- by Thomas W. Benson -- Bibliographic Essay -- by Alan Razee -- Contributors
Summary "Contemporary public speaking remains an important part of our national life and a substantial force in shaping current events. Many of America's most important moments and issues, such as wars, scandals, election campaigns, and September 11, 2001, have been defined by oratory. Here, over 50 essays cover a substantial and interesting group of major American social, political, economic, and cultural figures from the 1960s to the present. Each entry explains the biographical forces that shaped a speaker and his or her rhetorical approach, focusing mainly on a discussion of the orator's major speeches within the context of historical events, and concludes with an appraisal of the speaker and his or her contribution to American political and social life. All entries incorporate chronologies of major speeches, bibliographies including primary sources, biographies, and critical studies and archival collections or Web sites appropriate for student research."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [455]-464) and index
Subject American prose literature -- 20th century -- Dictionaries.
Orators -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Political oratory -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Dictionaries.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Author Duffy, Bernard K.
Leeman, Richard W.
LC no. 2005006187
ISBN 0313327904 (alk. paper)