American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

by Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer
     
 

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Booknews
A reader for an introductory class in American politics and government, focusing on fundamental political principles and offering only classic examples of American political rhetoric. There are selections from , Frederick Douglass, Abigail Adams, and Bill Clinton, and generous excerpts from leading Supreme Court opinions on race, gender, school prayer, abortion, federalism, and other key political issues. Lacks a subject index. Lawler teaches political science at Berry College. Schaefer teaches political science at the University of Mobile. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Daniel J. Mahoney
Lawler and Schaefer have assembled a judicious and comprehensive selection of speeches and writings which capture the ongoing drama of American political life. Their brief and clear introductions provide an accurate context for understanding each contribution. . . .This book shows us that political science must begin with the keenest attention to civic life . . . to what citizens and statesmen say about their own concerns.
Don Wagner
American Political Rhetoric is simply the best collection of readings for introductory American Government courses I have used in over twenty years of college and university teaching . . .These readings have never failed to spark thoughtful discussions among my students, discussion of those profound, emotional issues that lie at the center of our public life.

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ISBN-13:
9780847676422
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/18/1990
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.49(d)

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