Grace Under Fire: Barbara Jordan's Rhetoric of Watergate, Patriotism, and Equality

Grace Under Fire: Barbara Jordan's Rhetoric of Watergate, Patriotism, and Equality

by Brenda Eatman Aghahowa
     
 

An insightful analysis of key speeches by the late Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan, this book also summarizes the events that shaped her life and views on public policy. At the center of the discussion are two of Jordan's most famous speeches: her"""Statement on Impeachment," made before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in July of 1974

Overview

An insightful analysis of key speeches by the late Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan, this book also summarizes the events that shaped her life and views on public policy. At the center of the discussion are two of Jordan's most famous speeches: her"""Statement on Impeachment," made before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in July of 1974 during the Nixon impeachment hearings; and her historic Democratic National Convention keynote address, delivered at Madison Square Garden in July of 1976. The book includes an audio CD containing both speeches, and the book's appendix documents Jordan's sudden rise to national attention with excerpts from the countless letters she received from her constituents in the late 1970s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883782804
Publisher:
Third World Press
Publication date:
09/26/2009
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Eatman Aghahowa is an ordained minister; the chairperson of the department of English, communications, media arts and theatre at Chicago State University; and the founder and CEO of an editorial consulting firm, Power of the Pen. She is the author of "Praising in Black and White: Unity and Diversity in Christian Worship." She lives in Chicago.

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