Sojourner Truth as Orator: Wit, Story, and Song (Great American Orators)

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780313300684: Sojourner Truth as Orator: Wit, Story, and Song (Great American Orators)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This work is an in-depth analysis of the full breadth of Sojourner Truth's public discourse that places it in its proper historical context and explores the use of humor and narratives as primary rhetorical strategies used by this illiterate ex-slave to create a powerful public persona. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the life of Sojourner Truth, and includes a unique and authoritative compilation of primary rhetorical documents, such as speeches, songs, and public letters.

This is the only major work to date that analyzes the breadth of Sojourner Truth's public discourse. The volume includes a complete and authoritative compilation of her extant rhetoric, including several versions of the same speech, reports of her speaking appearances, public letters published by Truth in newspapers, and songs written and performed by her as part of her public lectures. Three chapters address the rhetorical dimensions of Truth's public persona. First, an historical survey contextualizes her life and speaking from slave to reformer, placing into perspective the variety of experiences that comprised her background. Second, an analysis of Truth's use of humor focuses upon how she employed the strategies of superiority and incongruity in her refutation of opponents and the establishment of her own credibility. Third, a critique of Truth's use of narratives in her discourse reveals how both her speeches and songs rely upon three fundamental stories for their persuasive impact: her slave life and religious conversion, her use of the black jeremiad to portray race differences, and her tales of woman's strength and moral conviction. The volume concludes with a consideration of Truth's status as a folk legend and how she wished to be remembered.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

An in-depth analysis of the full breadth of Sojourner Truth's public discourse that places it in its proper historical context and explores the rhetorical strategies used by this illiterate ex-slave to create a powerful public persona.

About the Author:

SUZANNE PULLON FITCH is an independent researcher. She formerly was an Associate Professor of Speech Communication at Southwest Texas State University. Her contributions include a chapter on Sojourner Truth in Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell (Greenwood, 1993).

ROSEANN M. MANDZIUK is Associate Professor of Speech Communication at Southwest Texas State University. Her contributions include publications on feminism and women's studies.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fitch, Suzanne P.
Published by ABC-CLIO (1997)
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 1997. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780313300684

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fitch, Suzanne P.
Published by Greenwood (2018)
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0313300682

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 80.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Suzanne Pullon Fitch, Roseann M. Mandziuk
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 1997. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This work is an in-depth analysis of the full breadth of Sojourner Truth s public discourse that places it in its proper historical context and explores the use of humor and narratives as primary rhetorical strategies used by this illiterate ex-slave to create a powerful public persona. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the life of Sojourner Truth, and includes a unique and authoritative compilation of primary rhetorical documents, such as speeches, songs, and public letters. This is the only major work to date that analyzes the breadth of Sojourner Truth s public discourse. The volume includes a complete and authoritative compilation of her extant rhetoric, including several versions of the same speech, reports of her speaking appearances, public letters published by Truth in newspapers, and songs written and performed by her as part of her public lectures. Three chapters address the rhetorical dimensions of Truth s public persona. First, an historical survey contextualizes her life and speaking from slave to reformer, placing into perspective the variety of experiences that comprised her background. Second, an analysis of Truth s use of humor focuses upon how she employed the strategies of superiority and incongruity in her refutation of opponents and the establishment of her own credibility. Third, a critique of Truth s use of narratives in her discourse reveals how both her speeches and songs rely upon three fundamental stories for their persuasive impact: her slave life and religious conversion, her use of the black jeremiad to portray race differences, and her tales of woman s strength and moral conviction. The volume concludes with a consideration of Truth s status as a folk legend and how she wished to be remembered. Seller Inventory # APC9780313300684

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Suzanne Pullon Fitch, Roseann M. Mandziuk
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 1997. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This work is an in-depth analysis of the full breadth of Sojourner Truth s public discourse that places it in its proper historical context and explores the use of humor and narratives as primary rhetorical strategies used by this illiterate ex-slave to create a powerful public persona. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the life of Sojourner Truth, and includes a unique and authoritative compilation of primary rhetorical documents, such as speeches, songs, and public letters. This is the only major work to date that analyzes the breadth of Sojourner Truth s public discourse. The volume includes a complete and authoritative compilation of her extant rhetoric, including several versions of the same speech, reports of her speaking appearances, public letters published by Truth in newspapers, and songs written and performed by her as part of her public lectures. Three chapters address the rhetorical dimensions of Truth s public persona. First, an historical survey contextualizes her life and speaking from slave to reformer, placing into perspective the variety of experiences that comprised her background. Second, an analysis of Truth s use of humor focuses upon how she employed the strategies of superiority and incongruity in her refutation of opponents and the establishment of her own credibility. Third, a critique of Truth s use of narratives in her discourse reveals how both her speeches and songs rely upon three fundamental stories for their persuasive impact: her slave life and religious conversion, her use of the black jeremiad to portray race differences, and her tales of woman s strength and moral conviction. The volume concludes with a consideration of Truth s status as a folk legend and how she wished to be remembered. Seller Inventory # APC9780313300684

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Suzanne P. Fitch, Roseann Mandziuk
Published by Greenwood (1997)
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0313300682

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 80.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Fitch, Suzanne Pullon
Published by Greenwood Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780313300684_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Suzanne Pullon Fitch
Published by ABC-CLIO (1997)
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 1997. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780313300684

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Suzanne P. Fitch
Published by Greenwood Press
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 264 pages. This work is an in-depth analysis of the full breadth of Sojourner Truths public discourse that places it in its proper historical context and explores the use of humor and narratives as primary rhetorical strategies used by this illiterate ex-slave to create a powerful public persona. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the life of Sojourner Truth, and includes a unique and authoritative compilation of primary rhetorical documents, such as speeches, songs, and public letters. This is the only major work to date that analyzes the breadth of Sojourner Truths public discourse. The volume includes a complete and authoritative compilation of her extant rhetoric, including several versions of the same speech, reports of her speaking appearances, public letters published by Truth in newspapers, and songs written and performed by her as part of her public lectures. Three chapters address the rhetorical dimensions of Truths public persona. First, an historical survey contextualizes her life and speaking from slave to reformer, placing into perspective the variety of experiences that comprised her background. Second, an analysis of Truths use of humor focuses upon how she employed the strategies of superiority and incongruity in her refutation of opponents and the establishment of her own credibility. Third, a critique of Truths use of narratives in her discourse reveals how both her speeches and songs rely upon three fundamental stories for their persuasive impact: her slave life and religious conversion, her use of the black jeremiad to portray race differences, and her tales of womans strength and moral conviction. The volume concludes with a consideration of Truths status as a folk legend and how she wished to be remembered. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780313300684

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 101.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fitch, Suzanne P.; Mandziuk, Roseann
Published by Greenwood
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0313300682 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780313300684

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fitch, Suzanne P.; Mandziuk, Roseann
Published by Greenwood
ISBN 10: 0313300682 ISBN 13: 9780313300684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0313300682 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1917489

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 99.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book