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Rhetoric

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  • Angelina Grimkeby Stephen H. Browne

    Michigan State University Press 1999; US$ 22.35

    Abolitionist, women's rights activist, and social reformer, Angelina Grimké (1805-79) was among the first women in American history to seize the public stage in pursuit of radical social reform. "I will lift up my voice like a trumpet," she proclaimed, "and show this people their transgressions." And when she did lift her voice in public, on behalf... more...

  • Enemyshipby Jeremy Engles

    Michigan State University Press 2010; US$ 47.95

    The Declaration of Independence is usually celebrated as a radical document that inspired revolution in the English colonies, in France, and elsewhere. In Enemyship , however, Jeremy Engels views the Declaration as a rhetorical strategy that outlined wildly effective arguments justifying revolution against a colonial authority?and then threatened... more...

  • On the Frontier of Scienceby Leah Ceccarelli

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 35.95

    ?The frontier of science? is a metaphor that has become ubiquitous in American rhetoric, from its first appearance in the public address of early twentieth-century American intellectuals and politicians who aligned a mythic national identity with scientific research, to its more recent use in scientists? arguments in favor of increased research funding.... more...

  • Cold War Rhetoricby Martin J. Medhurst; Robert L. Ivie; Philip Wander

    Michigan State University Press 1997; US$ 18.35

    Cold War Rhetoric is the first book in over twenty years to bring a sustained rhetorical critique to bear on central texts of the Cold War. The rhetorical texts that are the subject of this book include speeches by Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, the Murrow- McCarthy confrontation on CBS, the speeches and writings of peace advocates, and the... more...

  • Truman and the Hiroshima Cultby Robert P. Newman

    Michigan State University Press 1995; US$ 27.25

    The United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 to end World War II as quickly and with as few casualties as possible. That is the compelling and elegantly simple argument Newman puts forward in his new study of World War II's end, Truman and the Hiroshima Cult . According to Newman: (1) The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey conclusions that... more...

  • Shared Land/Conflicting Identityby Robert C. Rowland; David A. Frank

    Michigan State University Press 2002; US$ 59.95

    Shared Land/Conflicting Identity: Trajectories of Israeli and Palestinian Symbol Use argues that rhetoric, ideology, and myth have played key roles in influencing the development of the 100-year conflict between first the Zionist settlers and the current Israeli people and the Palestinian residents in what is now Israel. The Israeli-Palestinian... more...

  • Christianity and the Mass Media in Americaby Quentin J. Schultze

    Michigan State University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The mass media and religious groups in America regularly argue about news bias, sex and violence on television, movie censorship, advertiser boycotts, broadcast and film content rating systems, government regulation of the media, the role of mass evangelism in a democracy, and many other issues. In the United States the major disputes between religion... more...

  • Religious Expression and the American Constitutionby Franklyn S. Haiman

    Michigan State University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    First Amendment rights have been among the most fiercely debated topics in the aftermath of 9/11. In the current environment and fervor for ?homeland security,? personal freedoms in exchange for security are coming under more scrutiny. Among these guaranteed freedoms are the protection of religious expression given by the U.S. Constitution and the... more...

  • In the Wake of Violenceby Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp

    Michigan State University Press 2008; US$ 47.95

    How acts of violence are rhetorically "managed" by social movements: In the Wake of Violence explores the immediate and longer term aftermath of violence committed by independent radicals involved in single-issue movements. Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp explores several specific incidents in recent history?the arson of a Vail ski resort by environmentalists,... more...

  • Visions of Povertyby Robert Asen

    Michigan State University Press 2001; US$ 19.95

    Images of poverty shape the debate surrounding it. In 1996, then President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform legislation repealing the principal federal program providing monetary assistance to poor families, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). With the president's signature this originally non-controversial program became the only title... more...