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"Right makes might" : proverbs and the American worldview / Wolfgang Mieder.

Author/Creator:
Mieder, Wolfgang, author.
Publication:
Bloomington, Indiana, USA : Indiana University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 375 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
United States -- Politics and government -- Miscellanea.
United States -- Politics and government -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Proverbs, American -- History and criticism.
Proverbs -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political oratory -- United States -- History.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Politicians -- United States -- Language.
National characteristics, American.
National characteristics, American.
Political oratory.
Politicians -- Language.
Politics and government.
Proverbs, American.
Proverbs -- Political aspects.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Quotations.
Contents:
Introduction : ruminations on authentically American proverbs
"Let us have faith that right makes might" : proverbial rhetoric in decisive moments of American politics
"These are the times that try women's souls" : the proverbial rhetoric for women's rights by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
"The American people rose to the occasion" : a proverbial retrospective of the Marshall Plan after seventy years
"Making a way out of no way" : Martin Luther King's proverbial dream for human rights
"Keep your eyes on the prize" : Congressman John Lewis's proverbial odyssey for civil rights
"I'm absolutely sure about the golden rule" : Barack Obama's proverbial audacity of hope
"Politics is not a spectator sport" : proverbs in the personal and political writings of Hillary Rodham Clinton
"The rich get richer and the poor get poorer" : Bernie Sanders's proverbial rhetoric for an American sociopolitical revolution
"M(R)ight makes r(m)ight" : the sociopolitical history of a contradictory proverb pair
"All men are created equal" : from democratic claim to proverbial game
"Laissez faire à Georges" and "Let George do it" : a case of paremiological polygenesis
"To be (all) Greek to someone" : origin, history, and meaning of an English proverbial expression.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Mieder, Wolfgang. "Right makes might".
ISBN:
9780253040343
0253040345
9780253040350
0253040353
OCLC:
1049824134
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