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Daniel Webster and the oratory of civil religion / Craig R. Smith.

Author/Creator:
Smith, Craig R.
Publication:
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
300 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 -- Political and social views.
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 -- Oratory.
Civil religion -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Political oratory -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- History and criticism.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Contents:
The foundation of Webster's civil religion
A Boston lawyer
The lion returns
Civic duty in the romantic age
Liberty and union
Legal and partisan wrangling
Abolition confounds the two-party system
Secretary Webster
War with Mexico
National crisis, Capitol gridlock
Consummating compromise
Twilight time.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-292) and index.
ISBN:
0826215424 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
56535046
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