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American Eloquence, Volume 2 Studies In American Political History (1896)   By: (1849-1889)

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American Eloquence, Volume 2 by Alexander Johnston is a comprehensive collection of speeches from some of the most influential figures in American political history. The book provides a fascinating insight into the development of American democracy, highlighting the power of oratory in shaping public opinion and driving political change.

Johnston has expertly curated a diverse range of speeches, from the founding fathers to more contemporary leaders, showcasing the evolution of American rhetoric over time. Each speech is accompanied by insightful commentary, providing valuable context and analysis that enhances the reader's understanding of the political climate in which it was delivered.

Overall, American Eloquence, Volume 2 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in American history, politics, or public speaking. Johnston's meticulous research and thoughtful annotations make this book a must-read for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of American political history.

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Edited with Introduction by Alexander Johnston

Reedited by James Albert Woodburn

Volume II. (of 4)



RUFUS KING On The Missouri Struggle United States Senate, February 11 And 14, 1820.

WILLIAM PINKNEY On The Missouri Struggle United States Senate, February 15, 1820.

WENDELL PHILLIPS On The Murder Of Lovejoy Faneuil Hall, Boston, December 8, 1837.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS On The Constitutional War Power Over Slavery House Of Representatives, May 25, 1836.

JOHN C. CALHOUN On The Slavery Question United States Senate, March 4, 1850.

DANIEL WEBSTER On The Constitution And The Union United States Senate, March 7, 1850.

HENRY CLAY On The Compromise Of 1850 United States Senate, July 22, 1850.

WENDELL PHILLIPS On The Philosophy Of The Abolition Movement Before The Massachusetts, Anti Slavery Society, Boston, January 27, 1853.

CHARLES SUMNER On The Repeal Of The Fugitive Slave Law United States Senate, August 26, 1852.


RUFUS KING From a steel engraving.

JOHN Q. ADAMS From a painting by MARCHANT... Continue reading book >>

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