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Rhetoric and reform in the Progressive Era /
edited by J. Michael Hogan.
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East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2003.
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xxiv, 514 p. ; 29 cm.
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0870136372 (alk. paper)
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East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2003.
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0870136372 (alk. paper)
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Introduction : rhetoric and reform in the Progressive Era / J. Michael Hogan -- The second oratorical renaissance / Robert Alexander Kraig -- Preaching morality in modern America : Theodore Roosevelt's rhetorical progressivism / Leroy G. Dorsey -- Science, public policy, and the "spirit of the people" : the rhetoric of progressive conservation / Christine Oravec -- The progressive reform of journalism : the rise of professionalism in the press / Douglas Birkhead -- Justice Holmes's rhetoric and the progressive path of the law / James Arnt Aune -- William Jennings Bryan : the Jeffersonian liberal as progressive / Malcom O. Sillars -- Eugene Debs and American class / James Darsey -- W.E.B. du Bois, double-consciousness, and Pan-Africanism in the Progressive Era / Robert E. Terrill and Eric King Watts -- Rhetoric and race in the Progressive Era : imperialism, reform, and the Ku Klux Klan / Brian R. McGee -- Woman suffrage in the Progressive Era : a coming of age / Jennifer L. Borda -- From Hull House to The Hague : Jane Addams's rhetoric of pacificism, 1898-1917 / Carl R. Burgchardt -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, progressivism, and feminism, 1890-1935 / Judith A. Allen -- Conclusion : memories and legacies of the Progressive Era / J. Michael Hogan.
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6103869
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-494) and index.
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The Progressive Era witnessed a rhetorical renaissance that changed how Americans talked about politics and society. Marking a clean break from the rhetoric of the Gilded Age, the discourse of progressivism represented a new common language of political and social analysis that was reform-oriented, moralistic, and optimistic about the future. Progressives shared a strong faith in public opinion, and they revitalized the public sphere through a variety of initiatives to encourage public discussion and empower the citizenry. Whatever their differences, Progressives believed that a democratic public, properly educated and deliberating freely, represented the best hope for America in the modern age. Rhetoric and Reform in the Progressive Erapresents twelve major studies of the discourse of progressivism, ranging from fresh interpretations of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, to new studies of the “working class eloquence” of Eugene Debs, the debate between W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, and the peace advocacy of Jane Addams. Other studies in this volume explore the rhetorical origins of the conservation movement and professional journalism, chart the progress of the woman suffrage crusade, and show how Progressive social thinkers planted the seeds of the Ku Klux Klan’s resurgence in the 1920s. Taken together, these essays display the remarkable diversity and vitality of the Progressive rhetorical renaissance. They show how robust democratic speech became a distinguishing characteristic of the Progressive Era.
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The Progressive Era witnessed a rhetorical renaissance that changed how Americans talked about politics and society. Marking a clean break from the rhetoric of the Gilded Age, the discourse of progressivism represented a new common language of political and social analysis that was reform-oriented, moralistic, and optimistic about the future. Progressives shared a strong faith in public opinion, and they revitalized the public sphere through a variety of initiatives to encourage public discussion and empower the citizenry. Whatever their differences, Progressives believed that a democratic public, properly educated and deliberating freely, represented the best hope for America in the modern age.Rhetoric and Reform in the Progressive Era presents twelve major studies of the discourse of progressivism, ranging from fresh interpretations of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, to new studies of the "working class eloquence" of Eugene Debs, the debate between W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, and the peace advocacy of Jane Addams. Other studies in this volume explore the rhetorical origins of the conservation movement and professional journalism, chart the progress of the woman suffrage crusade, and show how Progressive social thinkers planted the seeds of the Ku Klux Klan's resurgence in the 1920s. Taken together, these essays display the remarkable diversity and vitality of the Progressive rhetorical renaissance. They show how robust democratic speech became a distinguishing characteristic of the Progressive Era.Volume 6 is the first volume to be published in the Rhetorical History of the United States.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Rhetoric and Reform in the Progressive Erap. ix
The Second Oratorical Renaissancep. 1
Preaching Morality in Modern America: Theodore Roosevelt's Rhetorical Progressivismp. 49
Science, Public Policy, and the "Spirit of the People": The Rhetoric of Progressive Conservationp. 85
The Progressive Reform of Journalism: The Rise of Professionalism in the Pressp. 113
Justice Holmes's Rhetoric and the Progressive Path of the Lawp. 145
William Jennings Bryan: The Jeffersonian Liberal as Progressivep. 185
Eugene Debs and American Classp. 229
W. E. B. Du Bois, Double-Consciousness, and Pan-Africanism in the Progressive Erap. 269
Rhetoric and Race in the Progressive Era: Imperialism, Reform, and the Ku Klux Klanp. 311
Woman Suffrage in the Progressive Era: A Coming of Agep. 339
From Hull House to The Hague: Jane Addams's Rhetoric of Pacificism, 1898-1917"p. 387
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Progressivism, and Feminism, 1890-1935p. 427
Conclusion: Memories and Legacies of the Progressive Erap. 471
Bibliographyp. 485
About the Authorsp. 495
Indexp. 497
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