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Genteel rhetoric : writing high culture in nineteenth-century Boston

Author: Dorothy C Broaddus
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. University of South Carolina Press, ©1999.
Series: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Situated in mid-nineteenth-century Boston culture, Genteel Rhetoric combines history and cultural studies to examine the shaping of nineteenth-century North American rhetoric and aesthetics. The practitioners of genteel rhetoric included many of the writers who belonged to the New England school: Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Charles Eliot Norton, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
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Named Person: Thomas Wentworth Higginson; Oliver Wendell Holmes; James Russell Lowell; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy C Broaddus
ISBN: 1570032440 9781570032448
OCLC Number: 38936721
Description: xiii, 136 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: rhetoric and culture --
Teaching and preaching culture and character --
Authorizing high culture, authorizing self --
Elevation and degradation --
Rhetoric and war --
Works cited --
Index .
Series Title: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Responsibility: Dorothy C. Broaddus.

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An examination of how the New England intelligentsia set out to establish cultural independence from England through a uniquely American literature. It looks at Emerson, Lowell, Wendell Holmes and  Read more...

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