Ted Widmer (director, John Carter Brown Library; speechwriter, Clinton administration) has selected significant familiar examples of political oratory for this two-volume set. The first volume covers the Revolution to the Civil War, and includes selections from the expected Founding Fathers as well as leaders in the antislavery, women's rights, and labor movements.
Books — Reviews; Political oratory; United States
Library and Information Science | Other History | Speech and Rhetorical Studies | United States History
American Speeches: Political Oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War and Political Oratory from Abraham Lincoln to Bill Clinton.
American Library Association.