Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
The Colonial Idiom (Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address)

Author Name    Potter, David

Title   The Colonial Idiom (Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address)

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN Number    0809304317 / 9780809304318

Seller ID   SKU1038937

0809304317 Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover lacking the Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

In "The Colonial Idiom, "David Potter and Gordon L. Thomas have selected representative and important speeches and exhortations delivered by famous Americans from the beginning of the Massachusetts Bay Colony to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. To a much greater extent than realized, public speaking and dispu-tation were important features of daily life in Colonial America, because with the printing presses turning out only limited materials speeches were the major vehicles of expression. Thus the reader not only confronts the ideas and ideals that nurtured the founding of this nation but experiences the impact of freedom to express them, the sense of individual worth pointing the direction of a people "unfolding into sovereignty." The selections are arranged in five categories--those dealing with academic, legal, occasional, political, and religious matters. They are drawn from every stratum of colonial activity--from the classrooms, clerical studies, town meetings, provincial assemblies, and the bar. Great names abound in these pages, but, frequently, expounders of great ideas found here are unremembered figures whose works cannot be found easily elsewhere. The editors have carried out careful research on each speech to assure the authenticity of the text. They have added, for each selection, a note on the speaker and on the place where he delivered his address. This collection, made especially for students of rhetoric and public address, will engage the interest of all students of intellectual movements. The speeches here presented are indispensable sources of information to those readers wishing to follow the political and social ideas that made the history of this fateful century.

Price = 9.50 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
Living in China: By Twenty Authors from Abroad
Alley, Rewi, et al.
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Edward Fitzgerald
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Lowell Offering: Writings by New England Mill Women, 1840-1845
Eisler, Benita
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Return to My Native (Poets), Cesaire, Aime
Return to My Native (Poets)
Cesaire, Aime
27.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Gods and heroes: three lectures by Howells, Thomas D.
9.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives, George Lakoff; Howard Dean; Don Hazen
Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives
George Lakoff; Howard Dean; Don Hazen
3.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Human Shrapnel
Shields, Bill
345.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

I stayed in China,
Sewell, William G
3.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Art of Ted Hughes, Sagar, Keith
The Art of Ted Hughes
Sagar, Keith
31.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Princesse de Cleves, Madame de Lafayette
The Princesse de Cleves
Madame de Lafayette
2.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Learning center ideabook, LaFlamme, Robert
Learning center ideabook
LaFlamme, Robert
23.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Ulysses
Joyce, James; Edited by Rose, Danis
6.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to earthlightbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie