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Abraham Lincoln The Orator
     

Abraham Lincoln The Orator

by Lois J. Einhorn
 

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

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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 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313261688
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1992
Series:
Great American Orators Series , #16
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

LOIS J. EINHORN is Associate Professor of Rhetoric at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has written at length on public address and rhetorical theory and criticism. She is also a co-author of Effective Employment Interviewing: Unlocking Human Potential (1982).

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