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A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution , and: Rhetoric and the Republic: Politics, Civic Discourse, and Education in Early America (review)

A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution , and: Rhetoric and the... very different tones and memories from former slaves, but a shared heritage alone does not necessarily turn memory into fact. Dusinberre's passion for his subject is clear, however, and his desire to ``convey a sense of the slaves' experiences of bondage, as felt by the slaves themselves,'' propels his transformation of the evidence into moving stories and vignettes (11). Strategies for Survival provides a thorough introduction to the Virginia WPA interviews and a classic and careful engagement with the words of former slaves, crafted by an expert historian. Ka ty Si mps on S mith is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research examines the maternal roles and identities of white, black, and Indian mothers in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century South. A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution. By Carolyn Eastman. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Pp. 340. Cloth, $37.50). Rhetoric and the Republic: Politics, Civic Discourse, and Education in Early America. By Mark Garrett Longaker. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007. Pp. 266. Cloth, $39.95). Reviewed by Robert G. Parkinson ``Time was,'' Ernst Gellner wrote in his landmark book Nations and Nationalism, ``when education was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution , and: Rhetoric and the Republic: Politics, Civic Discourse, and Education in Early America (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 31 (3) – Aug 11, 2011

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very different tones and memories from former slaves, but a shared heritage alone does not necessarily turn memory into fact. Dusinberre's passion for his subject is clear, however, and his desire to ``convey a sense of the slaves' experiences of bondage, as felt by the slaves themselves,'' propels his transformation of the evidence into moving stories and vignettes (11). Strategies for Survival provides a thorough introduction to the Virginia WPA interviews and a classic and careful engagement with the words of former slaves, crafted by an expert historian. Ka ty Si mps on S mith is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research examines the maternal roles and identities of white, black, and Indian mothers in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century South. A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution. By Carolyn Eastman. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Pp. 340. Cloth, $37.50). Rhetoric and the Republic: Politics, Civic Discourse, and Education in Early America. By Mark Garrett Longaker. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007. Pp. 266. Cloth, $39.95). Reviewed by Robert G. Parkinson ``Time was,'' Ernst Gellner wrote in his landmark book Nations and Nationalism, ``when education was

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Published: Aug 11, 2011

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