The Southern Reader and Speaker

Containing Selections in Prose and Poetry, for Exercises in Reading and Speaking in the Academies and Schools of the ... friends of Education who have taken a deep interest in the success of the “ SOUTHERN READERS , ” with the earnest ...

The Southern Reader and Speaker


The Oral Tradition in the South

My search uncovered five interesting school readers : The Southern Reader and Speaker ( Charleston : William R. Babcock ; Richmond : Drinker and Morris ; Mobile : J. K. Randall ) , published in 1848 ; Jonathan J. Judge's The Southern 6.

The Oral Tradition in the South

Over the years, the phrase “southern oratory” has become laden with myth; its mere invocation conjures up powerful images of grandiloquent antebellum patriarchs, enthusiastic New South hucksters, and raving wild-eyed demagogue politicians. In these essays, Waldo Braden strips away the myths to expose how the South’s orators achieved their rhetorical effects and manipulated their audiences. The Oral Tradition in the South begins with two essays that trace the roots of the South’s particular identification with oratory. In “The Emergence of the Concept of Southern Oratory, 1850–1950,” Braden suggests that it was through the influence of southern scholars that southern oratory gained its renown. The second essay, “The Oral Tradition in the Old South,” focuses on antebellum times to reveal the several factors that combined to make the region a fertile ground for oratory. Braden further explores the antebellum oratorical tradition in “The 1860 Election Campaign in Western Tennessee,” analyzing speeches made in Memphis by such national figures as William L. Yancey, Andrew Johnson, and Stephen A. Douglas, and revealing the nature of political canvassing in that era. Shifting his discussion to the years that followed the Civil War, Braden examines. in “Myths in a Rhetorical Context,” how such speakers as General John B. Gordon and Henry Grady worked to restore the shattered self-esteem of the region by spinning myths of the Old South and the Lost Cause and by proclaiming the hopeful era of the New South. The fifth essay, “The Rhetoric of Exploitation,” probes the rhetorical strategies of the demagogue politicians of the twentieth century-strategies such as “plain folks” appeals and race-baiting. In the final essay, “The Rhetoric of a Closed Society.” Braden analyzes the movement opposing racial integration in Mississippi. Showing how the White Citizens’ Council, Governor Ross Barnett, and other leaders manipulated the public to make the state a closed society from 1954 to 1964. Although he takes pains to establish the historical context in each of these essays, Braden’s emphasis as a rhetorical critic is always on the speeches themselves. He pays close attention to the kinds of appeals found in the words of the speeches and to the individual speaker’s use of images and phrases to evoke particular myths. But Braden looks beyond the texts of the speeches to take into account the full context of the event. “What the reader finds in the printed version of the text,” he explains, “might be only a small part of the myth, a tiny hint of what grinds inside frustrated listeners. Sometimes the trigger for the myth does not even appear in the printed version, because face-to-face the listeners and the speaker, feeling a oneness, evoke the myth without verbal expression.” To account for this nonverbal dimension of oratory, these essays assess the impact of the location and atmosphere of the gathering, the audience’s expectations, and the speaker’s use of ritual, symbolic gestures, and props. During the nearly forty years of his career, Waldo Braden has been a pioneer in the serious study of oratory. A landmark work, The Oral Tradition in the South is the capstone to a distinguished career, a comprehensive and authoritative study of the subject Braden has so innovatively researched.

Catalogue of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum

South Kensington Museum. 1 I Moberly , Rev. ... H. British Class Book ; or Exercises in Reading and Elocution . edition . ... The Illustrated Public School Speaker and Reader , based on Grammatical Analysis . fcp . 8vo . cloth . 3s .

Catalogue of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum


Catalogue of the educational division of the South Kensington museum

Second edition , revised by J. Davenport . 12mo . cloth . 2s . Relfe , Brothers , 1862 . Graham , J. G. Introduction to the Art of Reading . fcp . 8vo . cloth . 28. 6d . Longmans & Co. , 1861 . Guy , Josh . , jun , New Speaker .

Catalogue of the educational division of the South Kensington museum


The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

NS 0762040 NCD Southern reader and speaker ; contalng selections in prose and poetry , for exercises in reading and speaking , in the academies and schools of the Southern States . Stereotype ed . ( no . 3 ) Charleston , W. R. Babcock ...

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Catalogue of the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia

Bingham , C. American's speaker Calkins , N. A. , and W. T. Adams . speaker Chaudron , A. de V. Third reader Confederate first readers Corson , H. Elocutionary manual Goodrich , S. G. Fifth reader Sixth reader - - ――― - ―― - - REASON .

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Beacon Lights of Patriotism

... choice Biblical , classical , and colonial selec tions appeared in all school reading - books . ... The Elementary School Reader , " 1846 , Samuel J. Randall ; " Town's Readers , " Salem Town ; " The Southern Speaker and Reader ...

Beacon Lights of Patriotism


The Reader s Companion to American History

A fierce, acerbic opponent of slavery and the southern plantation system, Stevens used his committee posts to promote northern industrial development and weaken the influence of southern planters in national politics. Eclipsing Speakers ...

The Reader s Companion to American History

An A-to-Z historical encyclopedia of US people, places, and events, with nearly 1,000 entries “all equally well written, crisp, and entertaining” (Library Journal). From the origins of its native peoples to its complex identity in modern times, this unique alphabetical reference covers the political, economic, cultural, and social history of America. A fact-filled treasure trove for history buffs, The Reader’s Companion is sponsored by the Society of American Historians, an organization dedicated to promoting literary excellence in the writing of biography and history. Under the editorship of the eminent historians John A. Garraty and Eric Foner, a large and distinguished group of scholars, biographers, and journalists—nearly four hundred contemporary authorities—illuminate the critical events, issues, and individuals that have shaped our past. Readers will find everything from a chronological account of immigration; individual entries on the Bull Moose Party and the Know-Nothings as well as an article on third parties in American politics; pieces on specific religious groups, leaders, and movements and a larger-scale overview of religion in America. Interweaving traditional political and economic topics with the spectrum of America’s social and cultural legacies—everything from marriage to medicine, crime to baseball, fashion to literature—the Companion is certain to engage the curiosity, interests, and passions of every reader, and also provides an excellent research tool for students and teachers.

Book Catalogues

Coppee's Academical Speaker , $ 2.40 . But . * Reeves ' Student's Own Speaker , 75 c . and 90 C ....... Put . Oorson's Elocutionary Manual , $ 1.75 .. Des . Ross Southern Speaker , $ 1.40 . .... Lips . Cox's Arts of Writing , Reading ...

Book Catalogues


The South Carolina Review

The best this access of any memory ) can be , for both speaker and reader , is only a recollection of the original feeling . The speaker's recollected feelings of peacefulness are precipitated by the same sights and sounds of Innisfree ...

The South Carolina Review


Catalogue of the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia

National fourth reader 33-534 — Progressive speaker and common school reader — Roemer, J. Polyglott render 22–211 — Ross, D. B. Southern speaker 33-570 — Russell, W. University speaker 33–743 — Sargent, E. Standard readers 33–526,7 ...

Catalogue of the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia

Reprint of the original, first published in 1870.

Writing the South African San

Thus, while Pringle's use of common metre creates a sense of intimacy between speaker and reader through its evocation of orality, it is also aligned with the ethnographic exploration of the primitive and the antiquated, making it the ...

Writing the South African San

This book offers an innovative new framework for reading British and settler representations of Indigenous peoples in the nineteenth century. Taking the representation of the Southern African San as its case study, it uses methodologies drawn from critical anthropology, imperial history and literary studies to show the role that literary representations of Indigenous peoples played in popularising the hierarchical view of racial difference. The study identifies an ethnographic poetics in which the claims of scientific discourse blend with a consciously literary preference for metaphor and analogy. This created a set of mobile figures that could be disseminated to different reading publics in both Britain and the colonies through a variety of literary genres and textual media. It advances research on race and imperial history by focusing on the importance of literature - from newspapers and periodicals to popular novels - in shaping discourses of national and racial belonging in Britain and the Cape Colony. Lara Atkin is Lecturer in Victorian Literature and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies at the University of Kent, UK. After graduating with a PhD in English Literature from Queen Mary University of London in 2017, she worked as an ERC-funded postdoctoral resarch fellow on the project SouthHem based in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin. She is co-author of Early Public Libraries and Colonial Citizenship in the British Southern Hemisphere (Palgrave, 2019, with Sarah Comyn et al).

Uniform Trade List Circular

After the inductive Method of Pestalozzi , with A series of Readers designed for Southern Schools and first lessons in Written ... The Southern Academic or High School Reader , The Southern School Speaker , GEOGRAPHICAL TEXT - BOOKS .

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Catalogue of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum

Graham , J. G. Introduction to the Art of Reading . fcp . 8vo . cloth . 2s . 6d . Longman & Co. , 1861 . Guy's , Josh . , Jun . , New Speaker . 12mo . bound . 38. 6d . W. Tegg , 1852 . Hartley's Oratorical Class - Book : with the ...

Catalogue of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum


Dutch for Reading Knowledge

While this book is aimed at readers rather than speakers of Dutch, this appendix will give the reader a concise overview of the pronunciation of Dutch consonants, vowels and diphthongs. Consonants Most consonants in Dutch sound similar ...

Dutch for Reading Knowledge

This first Dutch for Reading Knowledge book on the market promotes a high level of reading and translation competency by drawing from Dutch grammar, vocabulary and reading strategies, and providing many translation “shortcuts” and tips when tackling complex texts in Dutch. Aimed at students, researchers and scholars who need to learn how to read and translate modern Dutch texts for their academic research, this book focuses on those areas where the Netherlands plays or has played a leading and innovative role in the world. These areas include architecture, art history, design, the Dutch Golden Age, (post)colonialism, (im)migration, social legislation and water management. For all areas the authors combine profound knowledge of the field with great expertise in teaching Dutch language and culture. This book can be used for a Dutch for Reading Knowledge course or curriculum, and is also highly suitable for self study.

Reading Poetry

Yet, this technique suddenly reverses its effect when the repetition of the word 'forlorn' brings the poetic speaker back down to earth. This occurs as much through the sound of the word as through its meaning.

Reading Poetry

Reading Poetry offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to the art of reading poetry. Discussing more than 200 poems by more than 100 writers, ranging from ancient Greece and China to the twenty-first century, the book introduces readers to the skills and the critical and theoretical awareness that enable them to read poetry with enjoyment and insight. This third edition has been significantly updated in response to current developments in poetry and poetic criticism, and includes many new examples and exercises, new chapters on ‘world poetry’ and ‘eco-poetry’, and a greater emphasis throughout on American poetry, including the impact traditional Chinese poetry has had on modern American poetry. The seventeen carefully staged chapters constitute a complete apprenticeship in reading poetry, leading readers from specific features of form and figurative language to larger concerns with genre, intertextuality, Caribbean poetry, world poetry, and the role poetry can play in response to the ecological crisis. The workshop exercises at the end of each chapter, together with an extensive glossary of poetic and critical terms, and the number and range of poems analysed and discussed – 122 of which are quoted in full – make Reading Poetry suitable for individual study or as a comprehensive, self-contained textbook for university and college classes.

The Publishers Weekly

Perspective and Isometrical , $ 1.50 A pl . ELOCUTION . Including Speakers , School and Exhibition Dialogues , Selections for Recitation , etc. ( See also , Literature , Readers , etc. ) Alden's Natural Speaker , $ 1.25 .

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A Companion to Walt Whitman

... northern white reader and the southern fugitive slave" (Andrews 1986: 138). In “Song of Myself," Whitman not only “places himself” in Douglass's situation; he places the reader there as well. As the reader merges with the speaker in ...

A Companion to Walt Whitman

Comprising more than 30 substantial essays written by leadingscholars, this companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-rangingand in-depth guide to one of America’s greatest poets. Makes the best and most up-to-date thinking on Whitmanavailable to students Designed to make readers more aware of the social and culturalcontexts of Whitman’s work, and of the experimental nature ofhis writing Includes contributions devoted to specific poetry and proseworks, a compact biography of the poet, and a bibliography

The Journal of Southern History

The Southern Literary 61 Messenger criticized D. Barton Ross's Southern Speaker for inadequately representing the ... 64 B. R. Carroll's Catechism of the United States History , however , had four editions , and the Southern Reader ...

The Journal of Southern History

Includes section "Book reviews."

A Reader in Sociophonetics

The American English corpus was further divided into speakers from the rful- South (a),7 those from formerly rless Southern regions (s), the NorthEast (e),8 the West (w), the Inland North (nc), and—following the claims of Tannen (1981, ...

A Reader in Sociophonetics

Sociophonetics is one of the sub-branches of the discipline that has attracted a great deal of attention over the last decade. Recent advances in speech science and their technological simulations allow increasingly sophisticated studies of the progress of language contact and change. These studies, particularly those at the level of pronunciation, show that language variety is robust and socially embedded in interesting ways. Instrumental studies of language variety contact and change have focused on the role of social categories and attitudes in variety perception as well as production. Some of the studies presented in this volume look at the specific role of social factors in the formation, progress, and deterrence of intralingual contact and change; while others look at the ways in which social identities and beliefs influence a listener's ability to identify and comprehend varieties. These studies use detailed acoustic analyses of production speech data and of responses to samples of data based on such analyses. Although the book assumes some knowledge of basic acoustics and variationist studies, the general introduction provides a review of practices in the field, including those of collection, analysis, and interpretation.