Voice Of Ga

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In 1957, Richard Brevard Russell Jr. told an Atlanta audience that he had tried to speak the voice of Georgia. Russell represented the views of Georgians well enough for them to elect him to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1920, the governors mansion in 1931, and the United States Senate from 1932 until 1970. Editors Logue and Freshley have chosen thirty-seven of Russell's speeches delivered between 1928 and 1969. Choosing the version of a text that Russell himself used in delivering the speeches, Logue ...
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Overview

In 1957, Richard Brevard Russell Jr. told an Atlanta audience that he had tried to speak the voice of Georgia. Russell represented the views of Georgians well enough for them to elect him to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1920, the governors mansion in 1931, and the United States Senate from 1932 until 1970. Editors Logue and Freshley have chosen thirty-seven of Russell's speeches delivered between 1928 and 1969. Choosing the version of a text that Russell himself used in delivering the speeches, Logue and Freshley offer the reader representations of Russell's thought concerning issues confronting Georgia, the nation, and the world.
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A collection of 37 speeches by a former senator from Georgia, grouped in sections on constitutional principles, agriculture and industry, military preparedness, and civil rights. Speeches span the time from the 1930s to the 1960s, and touch on issues facing the state, the nation, and the world. Includes an introduction reviewing Russell's career and b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865545861
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Not Afraid to Stand, and to Stand Alone" 1
I Speeches on Constitutional Principles 39
United Daughters of the Confederacy, October 1930 41
Campaign for Senate Re-election, 4 July 1936 47
Freedom Train, 29 December 1947 57
Association of Attorneys General, 9 December 1952 64
University of Georgia Law Day, 1 May 1954 71
George Washington Award, 30 April 1958 79
On the United Nations, 4 April 1962 85
Georgia Jaycees Breakfast, 6 February 1966 102
II Speeches on Agriculture and Industry 109
Jute, The Arch Competitor of Cotton, 5 June 1936 111
Hart County Crimson Clover Festival, 28 April 1939 119
4-H Clubs, ca. 1941 129
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 19 January 1943 135
American Farm Bureau, 10 December 1946 142
Tufted Textile Manufacturing Convention, 30 May 1947 153
Presidential Campaign, 19 June 1952 158
Turner County Chamber of Commerce, 15 October 1959 167
Georgia Crop Improvement Association, 18 February 1963 175
Carters Dam, 14 November 1964 185
Georgia Press Association, 9 July 1965 194
III Speeches on Military Preparedness 201
Armistice Day, 11 November 1928 203
Defense Savings Program, 10 November 1941 212
The Navy's Challenge for Service, August 1942 217
Report on Visit to War Theaters, 28 October 1943 223
University of Georgia Alumni, 13 June 1946 244
American Legion Convention, 15 October 1951 256
Douglas Chamber of Commerce, 8 December 1959 264
Dalton High School, 13 December 1962 270
Gordon Military School, 26 May 1963 277
Georgia Association of Broadcasters, 13 June 1965 287
Veterans of Foreign Wars Congressional Dinner, 12 March 1968 294
Admiral James Forrestal Memorial Award, 20 March 1969 298
IV Speeches on Civil Rights 305
The Poll Tax, 17 November 1942 307
President Harry S. Truman's Civil Rights Commission, 23 March 1948 322
Message to Constituents, 24 January 1950 329
Civil Rights Referendum, 2 July 1957 333
Georgia General Assembly, 8 February 1960 348
Coosa Valley Area Planning and Development Commission, 15 July 1964 354
Index 359
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