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A private woman in public spaces : Barbara Jordan's speeches on ethics, public religion, and law

Author: Barbara Ann Holmes
Publisher: Harrisburg, PA : Trinity Press International, ©2000.
Series: African American religious thought and life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first African American Congresswoman elected from Texas since Reconstruction, Barbara Jordan was an electrifying public speaker. With her ethical vision of community and her passion for education and public service, she challenged the nation to reclaim constitutional ideals and adhere to moral principles. Holmes' provocative and creative work offers the first comprehensive analysis of Jordan's speeches, with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holmes, Barbara Ann, 1943-
Private woman in public spaces.
Harrisburg, PA : Trinity Press International, ©2000
(OCoLC)606320476
Named Person: Barbara Jordan; Barbara Jordan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ann Holmes
ISBN: 1563383020 9781563383021
OCLC Number: 43286508
Description: xii, 162 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chronology: Barbara Charline Jordan --
1. Introduction --
2. Other Expectations. Solid Foundations. It All Matters: Color, Race, and Body Image. Liminal Journey: Transcending Essentialisms. Coming to Voice: A Private Woman in Public Spaces --
3. Speeches in Historical Context: The Times They Are "A-Changin'" Civil Rights Movement. Great Society --
4. Ethics: Here Be Dragons. Watergate --
In the Absence of Virtue. Intergenerational Values. Keynote Addresses. Envisioning the Common Good. Moral Flourishing and Pluralism --
5. Religion in the Public Sphere: What of the Night? "Train Up a Child in the Way She Should Go ..." Mediating the Discourses of Church and State. Responsibility and Faith. Toward a Constructive Public Theology.
Series Title: African American religious thought and life.
Responsibility: Barbara A. Holmes.

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"The first African American Congresswoman elected from Texas since Reconstruction, Barbara Jordan was an electrifying public speaker. With her ethical vision of community and her passion for education and public service, she challenged the nation to reclaim constitutional ideals and adhere to moral principles. Holmes' provocative and creative work offers the first comprehensive analysis of Jordan's speeches, with particular emphasis on the ways Jordan's private moral vision informed her public work."--Jacket.

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