The Columbian Orator

The Columbian Orator


  • Author : Caleb Bingham
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781605202952


The Columbian Orator Book Description :

The Columbian Orator, an instruction book on public speaking and a collection of political dialogues, essays, and speeches, was first published in 1797. It was used as a textbook in many classrooms in the United States and became the influence for abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Its popularity continued into the 20th century for its demonstration of the power of speech and its importance to the human rights movement. CALEB BINGHAM (1757-1817) was a textbook author, publisher, and bookseller in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in Salisbury, Connecticut, he was educated and taught at Dartmouth College. His most famous works were on public speaking, including the well-known The Columbian Orator. Other textbooks Bingham wrote on grammar and speech include Th...

The Columbian Orator  Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces  Together with Rules  Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in T

The Columbian Orator Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces Together with Rules Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in T


  • Author : Caleb Bingham
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-11
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0353426318


The Columbian Orator Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces Together with Rules Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in T Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservat...

Intellectual Manhood

Intellectual Manhood


  • Author : Timothy J. Williams
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469618401


Intellectual Manhood Book Description :

In this in-depth and detailed history, Timothy J. Williams reveals that antebellum southern higher education did more than train future secessionists and proslavery ideologues. It also fostered a growing world of intellectualism flexible enough to marry the era's middle-class value system to the honor-bound worldview of the southern gentry. By focusing on the students' perspective and drawing from a rich trove of their letters, diaries, essays, speeches, and memoirs, Williams narrates the under examined story of education and manhood at the University of North Carolina, the nation's first public university. Every aspect of student life is considered, from the formal classroom and the vibrant curriculum of private literary societies to students' perso...

Slavery on Trial

Slavery on Trial


  • Author : Jeannine Marie DeLombard
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015069347030


Slavery on Trial Book Description :

DeLombard examines how debates over slavery in the three decades before the Civil War employed legal language to "try" the case for slavery in the court of public opinion via popular print media. The country's legal consciousness was high during the era that saw the imprisonment of abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison, the execution of slave revolutionary Nat Turner, and the hangings of John Brown and his Harpers Ferry coconspirators. DeLombard discusses how this consciousness was evident in the "trials" over slavery found in the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass, a scandal narrative about Sojourner Truth, a speech by Henry David Thoreau, fiction by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a proslavery novel by William McCreary Burwell....