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“An Unholy War of Conquest”: Turner and the Creation of an Antiwar Protester

Andre E. Johnson

in No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830708
eISBN:
9781496830678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830708.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Turner’s war rhetoric by examining his rhetoric during the Civil War and contrasts it with his rhetoric during the Spanish-American and Cuban wars. Grounded in his prophetic ... More


The Rhetorical Equivalent of War: William James, Kenneth Burke, Stephen Crane

Giorgio Mariani

in Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039751
eISBN:
9780252097850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039751.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how the rhetoric of war may be turned against war by focusing on the views of William James, Kenneth Burke, and Stephen Crane. Recent literary criticism has suggested that, far ... More


The Generic US Presidential War Narrative: Justifying Military Force and Imagining the Nation

Adam Hodges

in Discourses of War and Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199937271
eISBN:
9780199345847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937271.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the generic elements of the narrative used by American presidents to justify war, from Woodrow Wilson’s request to Congress for a declaration of war against Germany in 1917 ... More


Discourses of War and Peace

Adam Hodges (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199937271
eISBN:
9780199345847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937271.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume examines specific contexts around the globe in which discourse operates in the service of war or in an effort to build alternative visions of peace. Contributors, who come from ... More


Children of the Regiment: Narratives of Battlefield Adoption

Holly Furneaux

in Military Men of Feeling: Emotion, Touch, and Masculinity in the Crimean War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198737834
eISBN:
9780191801402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737834.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The narrative of soldiers adopting children on the battlefield was a surprisingly prevalent one in mid-Victorian society. Through readings of Dickens, Kingsley, Yonge, Thackeray, and Millais, as well ... More


Humor and the Civil War Presidents

Cameron C. Nickels

in Civil War Humor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737479
eISBN:
9781621032106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737479.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The ultimate purpose of war rhetoric is to justify armed conflict, and the leader of the enemy becomes the living embodiment of everything wrong with the other side. This chapter describes humorous ... More


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