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

By Deborah F. Atwater

African American Women's Rhetoric: the quest for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor bargains with the rhetoric of African American girls from enslavement to present instances, interpreting slave narratives and modern print, tune, and different media surrounding the lives of African American ladies. overlaying numerous particular ladies and their rhetoric in the context of a historic interval, the ebook offers primary subject matters and strategic and social issues of African American girls and their setting. It frames, in a few, circumstances, the rhetoric of latest ladies in politics and different fields of prominence_including Condoleeza Rice and Barbara Lee, between others. Deborah F. Atwater explores how African ladies at the present time who have interaction in speech within the public sphere come from a ancient line of lively ladies who've been outspoken in politics, schooling, company, and numerous social contexts; heretofore, those ladies haven't been studied in a complete demeanour. particularly, how do those African American girls speak about themselves, and_more importantly_how do they signify who they're in a variety of groups? How do those ladies convince their different audiences to worth what they are saying and who they are?African American Women's Rhetoric might be a useful contribution to upper-division undergraduate and graduate classes in Rhetoric, African American Rhetoric, historical past, and Women's Studies.

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