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Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 11 recounts the story of Dale Carnegie and his famous self‐confidence course, which paralleled Cody's work in some ways but also took self‐improvement in a new, personality‐based direction.


The Bases of Periclean Power: The Orator

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines another base of Pericles' political power: as orator. In Athens, a city rapidly moving toward democratization, persuasive oratory played a key role. Pericles was a master not ... More


“THE NECESSITIES OF THE HOUR”: ANNA DICKINSON'S CIVIL WAR

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes how Anna Elizabeth Dickinson successfully stormed the male-dominated bastion of partisan politics during the Civil War, becoming a leading stump speaker for the Republican ... More


“A WOMAN OF EARNEST CONVICTIONS”: THE LYCEUM

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When the Civil War came to a close, the nation faced a battery of questions, from the fate of the conquered Southern states to whether the nation grant a political voice to African American men while ... More


“BELOVED OF SO MANY”: THE MANY FACES OF A WOMAN IN PUBLIC

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Perhaps more than any woman of her day, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson came of age in the public eye. Between her first public appearance at age seventeen and her tribute to Abraham Lincoln after the ... More


EARLY LIFE AND CAREER

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Born in Philadelphia on October 28, 1842, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was the youngest of five children. Her parents were both from old Quaker families, and, like many of their brethren, John and Mary ... More


The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce

Matthew Bevis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199253999
eISBN:
9780191719790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253999.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

‘In the course of these fifty years we have become a nation of public speakers. Everyone speaks now. We are now more than ever a debating, that is, a Parliamentary people’ (The Times, 1873). This ... More


Comprehending Passions

MARK GREENGRASS

in Governing Passions: Peace and Reform in the French Kingdom, 1576-1585

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199214907
eISBN:
9780191706561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214907.003.02
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Public speaking dominated French politics in the 16th century. The speeches delivered before the king, during the meetings of representative institutions, or in courts of law were carefully prepared ... More


DECLINE AND FALL

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As 1883 ended, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson again found a haven in Chicago's Palmer House Hotel, short on funds, physically and emotionally drained, and with no clear direction. For five months she ... More


Introduction: An Archimedean Podium

Sonja Boos

in Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453601
eISBN:
9780801471957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453601.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores how major literary and cultural figures of the 1950s and 1960s helped shape the public discourse on the Holocaust in postwar Germany. Focusing on public speeches given by Hannah ... More


CONCLUSION: MEMORIES AND LEGACIES

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Anna Dickinson was nearly seventy years old when she returned to Goshen with George and Sallie Ackley in 1910. It would be tempting to conclude that the once-famous orator settled into the life of a ... More


Electrifying Voices: Recording, Radio, and the New Friendly but Formal Speech

Brenton J. Malin

in Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762790
eISBN:
9780814770153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762790.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the impact of recording and radio broadcasting on speech delivery, teaching, and research. During the 1910s to the early 1930s, the discipline of speech replaced the highly ... More


Reading

Katherine West Scheil

in She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450426
eISBN:
9780801464225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450426.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on the various literate practices of women readers and how each of those practices helped empower them through the public speaking skills and analytical strategies promoted by ... More


Preaching to Peasants

Leslie Dossey

in Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254398
eISBN:
9780520947771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254398.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

The late fourth and early fifth centuries were in many respects revolutionary times for North Africa because of the gradual transformations of local power structures. Historians have studied many of ... More


Vindicating Female Eloquence: Girls' Oratory and the Rise and Fall of a Female Counterpublic

in A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Many Americans welcomed the idea that the new nation during its early decades would be inhabited by well-spoken, publicly engaged women. Elocutionary education not only helped teach children in ... More


Demosthenes in America: From Sensibility to Nationalism in Elocutionary Education

in A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In America, schoolbooks contained stories of the Greek orator Demosthenes who, by investing his speech with power and eloquence, earned fame for both Greece and the art of oratory. Demosthenes was ... More


How to Speak Well in Public: The Elocution Movement Begins in Earnest

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines English contributors to the elocution movement after John Henley, as well as their French precursor Michel le Faucheur. After the Toleration Act granted freedom of worship to ... More


Making Radio Talk: Taming Electric Speech

Shawn VanCour

in Making Radio: Early Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190497118
eISBN:
9780190497149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190497118.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers emerging forms of radio speech developed for formats ranging from scheduled talks to professional announcing. Disrupting established styles of public speaking, radio offered ... More


Introduction: Messy Beginnings

in A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Preamble to the United States Constitution opens with the phrase “We, the People of the United States,” which invokes a unified “people” who shared a singleness of mind and purpose. In addition ... More


Speaker

Terrie Dopp Aamodt

in Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199373857
eISBN:
9780199373888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373857.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that Ellen White’s public speaking career developed through three stages. In the 1840s and 1850 she relied on visions and spoke before small audiences. In the 1860s she presented ... More


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