ERIC Number: ED210749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Oratory of Southern Demagogues.
Logue, Cal M., Ed.; Dorgan, Howard, Ed.
This book examines the rhetorical strategies of influential southern United States politicians, termed "southern demagogues," and their particular appeal to the poor working class whites of the South during the early twentieth century. Following an introductory chapter that discusses the origins of the southern demagogue, the remaining chapters discuss the rhetoric of nine orators: (1) Jeff Davis, (2) "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman, (3) James Kimble Vardaman, (4) Tom Watson, (5) Cole Blease, (6) "Cotton Ed" Smith, (7) Theodore G. Bilbo, (8) Huey P. Long, and (9) Gene Talmadge. (HTH)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Political Influences, Racial Bias, Regional Attitudes, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, United States History
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 ($22.50 cloth).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Politicians; United States (South)