African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, by Deborah F. Atwater

By Deborah F. Atwater

African American Women's Rhetoric is a entire learn of the ways that African American ladies in politics, schooling, company, and different social contexts have attempted to cajole their audiences to worth what they are saying and who they're. via distinctive examinations of the rhetoric of a number of ladies in very important sessions in American heritage, Deborah Atwater finds that African American girls at the present time who interact in speech within the public sphere (such as Condoleezza Rice, Barbara Jordan, and others) stem from an incredible lineage of lively, outspoken ladies.

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But what about the contributions of African American women? In this chapter, we examine excerpts from Susie King Taylor’s A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoirs, which is her firsthand personal account of the American Civil War. Specifically, we see how and why Ms. Taylor is both unique and representative of other African American women during this time period, and we examine the life of Mrs. Elizabeth Keckley, behind the scenes of the Lincoln White House. SUSIE KING TAYLOR As stated earlier, many of these women were constantly challenged about their abilities to write their own stories.

Aristotle on Rhetoric: A Theory (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), 1356a4. 5. Hyde, The Ethos of Rhetoric, xix. 6. Kesho Scott, Cherry Muhanji, and Egyirba High, introduction to Tight Spaces (San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1987). 7. Robin Givhan, “Condoleezza Rice’s Commanding Clothes,” Washington Post, February 25, 2005, CO1. 8. Isabel Wilkerson, “The Most Powerful Woman in the World,” Essence, February 2002, 114. 9. Wilkerson, “The Most Powerful Woman in the World,” 114, 116. 10.

55. Alfredo Mirande, “The Chicano Family: A Reanalysis of Conflicting Views,” in Rethinking Marriage, Sexuality, Child Rearing, and Family Organization, ed. Arlene S. Skolnick and Jerome H. : University of California Press, 1980), 479–93. Chapter Two And the Truth Shall Set You Free That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place!

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