Rhetorical Campaigns of the 19th Century Anti-Catholics and Catholics in America

Rhetorical Campaigns of the 19th Century Anti-Catholics and Catholics in America

by Jody M. Roy
     
 

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This study explores answers to the following questions: 1) how did anti-Catholic rhetors make the alleged threat of a Catholic conspiracy against American liberty so persuasive that it could sustain an active movement from the 1830s-1850s? and 2) how did Catholic leaders construct and justify their response strategies and what did those strategies tell Catholics,… See more details below

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This study explores answers to the following questions: 1) how did anti-Catholic rhetors make the alleged threat of a Catholic conspiracy against American liberty so persuasive that it could sustain an active movement from the 1830s-1850s? and 2) how did Catholic leaders construct and justify their response strategies and what did those strategies tell Catholics, and all American, that it meant to be a Catholic American?

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Examines anti-Catholic intolerance and the response by American Catholics during the 19th century, focusing on how rhetoric produced by both sides propelled the ideas and events of the era. Addresses how various genres of anti-Catholic discourse developed and how they gave force to the notion that the immigrant Catholic community was a threat to American liberty, and discusses how political organizations used these discourses. Offers a reading of Catholic rhetoric as a strategic response to anti-Catholicism. The author is associate professor and chair of the department of speech at Ripon College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780773407916
Publisher:
PSR Press Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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