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Transatlantic Rhetoric Speeches from the American Revolution to the Suffragettes

by Tom Wright

Transatlantic Rhetoric Speeches from the American Revolution to the Suffragettes Synopsis

This pioneering collection brings alive the world of public speaking between the American Revolution and the age of the Suffragettes. It presents over seventy speeches by a diverse range of female and male activists, politicians, tribal leaders, fugitive slaves and preachers from both sides of the Atlantic, debating the crucial issues of the day, from socialism and imperialism to slavery and women's suffrage. Complete with detailed notes, introductions, illustrations and suggestions for further reading, it provides a unique introduction to transatlantic history and culture.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474426268
Publication date: 28th February 2020
Author: Tom Wright
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Speeches, Anthologies (non-poetry),

About Tom Wright

Tom Wright is Lecturer in English Literature at the School of English, University of Sussex

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