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Susan B. Anthony: The Rhetorical Strategy Of Her Constitutional Argument (1872), Ann Miraglia Aug 1989

Susan B. Anthony: The Rhetorical Strategy Of Her Constitutional Argument (1872), Ann Miraglia

Communication Theses

Susan B. Anthony’s speech on "The Equal Right of All Citizens to the Ballot" marked a pivotal point in the woman's suffrage movement—whether women already had the right to vote or whether a constitutional amendment was needed to give it. It set forth for the consideration of the general public--those who may be called as the jury of her peers---the constitutional argument for woman's suffrage based on citizenship.

In a sense, Anthony was taking her case directly to the people. This could affect the outcome of her trial particularly, and the woman's movement generally. Considering ...


Amos And The Rhetoric Of Prophetic Utterance, Sandra J. Lieberman Apr 1979

Amos And The Rhetoric Of Prophetic Utterance, Sandra J. Lieberman

Communication Theses

We can only agree that the arrangement of the Book of Amos reveals too many missing portions of the speeches to cause a constant flow of discourses. But when seemingly complete or whole sections are read individually, there is a deliberate and more cohesive organization apparent. But within his discourses there is a conscious arrangement of proofs and examples, an orderliness of thought patterns which lead the listeners to his anticipated goal. Even when he cites historical events there is a sequential order of chronology.

Admittedly, it is difficult to read the Book of Amos and appreciate the editor's ...


Bob Dylan And The "New Left": A Case Study Of A Protest Singer's Role In Influencing The Listeners' Attitudes, Values And Beliefs, David G. Hinchliffe May 1974

Bob Dylan And The "New Left": A Case Study Of A Protest Singer's Role In Influencing The Listeners' Attitudes, Values And Beliefs, David G. Hinchliffe

Communication Theses

The late 1950's and the early 1960’s in America was the scene of a movement to overthrow the reigning symbols of authority. Bob Dylan was a rhetor who became a "prophet” for this movement. In fact, Dylan’s ability to state issues both simply and poetically made him perhaps the most prophetic of the movement's rhetors.

This movement first took root in the 1950’s in the movement for “civil rights” and the establishment of the “New Left.” The latter was an organization of intellectuals who, spurred by the thoughts of C. Wright Mills, grouped for the ...