Purpose and Persuasion

The Power of Rhetoric in American Political History
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: UC0054
Released: Aug 13, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470320409
Narrator/s: Ken Masugi
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In this series of lectures, Professor Ken Masugi of Johns Hopkins University examines the importance of rhetoric in American politics. Political speeches have, since the nation's inception, defined and shaped American politics. Professor Masugi demonstrates how the greatest American political speeches take their bearings from the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers. As the lectures proceed, Professor Masugi investigates the rhetoric of America's most revered statesman, Abraham Lincoln, before exploring the works of other transformational U.S. presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama.

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Author(s): Ken Masugi
Narrator(s): Ken Masugi
Product Number Z05731
Released: Sep 01, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470320416