Abraham Lincoln The Orator

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Although much has been written about Abraham Lincoln, there has been little rhetorical analysis of how this public man communicated with his listeners. Yet by studying his rhetoric closely, we can gain real insights into Lincoln as an orator, debater, jester, lawyer, statesman, leader, and president. This critical appraisal of his public speaking is linked to transcripts of some major speeches and to a chronology, bibliography, and an index. This useful one-volume reference is intended for students, scholars, and...

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Overview

Although much has been written about Abraham Lincoln, there has been little rhetorical analysis of how this public man communicated with his listeners. Yet by studying his rhetoric closely, we can gain real insights into Lincoln as an orator, debater, jester, lawyer, statesman, leader, and president. This critical appraisal of his public speaking is linked to transcripts of some major speeches and to a chronology, bibliography, and an index. This useful one-volume reference is intended for students, scholars, and experts in communications and rhetoric, political science, and American studies and history.

Lois J. Einhorn presents a rhetorical analysis of Abraham Lincoln's speaking, defining his view toward public speaking, characteristics of his rhetoric, his use of humor, and the development of his various addresses while president. Texts of nine selected speeches are printed exactly. A short chronology of speeches, a selected bibliography of Lincoln as a speaker, and a general index complete this important new reference work.

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Einhorn (rhetoric, State U. of New York) offers a rhetorical analysis of Lincoln's speaking, examining such topics as what Lincoln said about speaking and whether he followed his own advice, humor, rhetorical stances on emancipation, and the Gettysburg Address. Includes transcripts of nine major speeches, a chronology of speeches, and extensive primary and secondary bibliographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313261688
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/1992
  • Series: Great American Orators Series , #16
  • Pages: 250
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

LOIS J. EINHORN is Associate Professor of Rhetoric at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Series Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I A Rhetorical Analysis of Abraham Lincoln's Speaking 1
Introduction 3
1 Lincoln Speaks about Speaking 11
2 Did Lincoln Practice What He Preached? Characteristics and Development of Lincoln's Speeches 23
3 No Laughing Matter: Lincoln's Use of Humor as a Rhetorical Device 43
4 Lincoln's First Inaugural: Peace and Sword 55
5 Evolving Rhetorical Stances on Emancipation 71
6 Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Immediate Failure and Lasting Success 93
Conclusion: The Making of a Legend 113
Pt. II Lincoln Speaks Out: Texts of Selected Speeches 117
"Lyceum Address" 119
"Address Before the Washington Temperance Society" 127
"House Divided" Speech 135
"Second Lecture on Inventions and Discoveries" 143
"Cooper Union Address" 151
"Farewell to Springfield" 167
"First Inaugural Address" 169
"Gettysburg Address" 177
"Second Inaugural Address" 179
Notes 181
Chronology of Selected Major Speeches 193
History in Motion: Selected Bibliography on Lincoln 197
Index 219
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