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American rhetoric
Main Title : American rhetoric 
Web Address (URL): 
Description : The American Rhetoric web site contains an extensive database of speeches, sermons, lectures, legal proceedings, and other such recorded materials, which illustrate and exemplify the principles of rhetoric. The site includes a page of classical and modern definitions of rhetoric, and excerpts from Plato and Aristotle. The bulk of the content consists of texts (and audio and video recordings) of great American speeches and political addresses. There is also a section on the movies, featuring classic fictionalised speeches. The best-known American speeches, such as Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream', and President Lincoln's 'Gettysburg Address', are all included, alongside over 5,000 others. There are special sections on Christian rhetoric, and on the rhetoric of 9/11. This latter page contains over 100 speeches responding to the terrorist attacks against New York and Washington in 2001. The site contains several interactive exercises such as a rhetoric quiz, and tests based on the evaluation of rhetorical arguments. Links are provided to journals and societies devoted to communication studies, while a news and information index offers links to various other external sites. 
Date Created : 2001  
Language : English
Intended Audience : General Public
Responsibility : Author : Eidenmuller, Michael E. (University of Texas at Tyler)
Publisher : Eidenmuller, Michael E. (University of Texas at Tyler)
Type of Resource : Database
Interactive Resource
Primary source
Project home page
Resource Guide/Gateway
Text Document
Coverage -- Geography : USA
Coverage -- Period : 750 - 1 BCE
19th Century CE
20th Century CE
Makes Reference to : The Religious Communication Association (RCA). Michael E. Eidenmuller's home page.
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Humbul Subjects : American Studies     English Studies     
Catalogued By : Mr James Wilson
on 2004-02-05
Record Last Modified : 2004-02-05
Record ID : 10868