Commonwealth Public Address: Essays in Criticism

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Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 244 pages
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The essays comprising this anthology analyze public speeches delivered by some of the major political figures—both historical and contemporary—of the British Commonwealth, among them Jessie Street and Sir Robert Menzies of Australia; Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Bal Gangadhar Tilak of India; and Maurice Bishop of Grenada. The relationship between public address and the history, politics, and collective consciousness of a nation is explored within each paper, and a proposed canon of Commonwealth public oratory is also provided.
 

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Contents

Ethical Proof in Three Speeches of R G Menzies
26
Speaking
46
R G Menzies as Parliamentary Speaker
62
Speeches as an Artifact of Historiography
80
Advocates
90
Public Address and Caribbean Studies
100
African Speeches in English
114
The Rhetoric of Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham
133
Race and Colour in Caribbean Protestant Sermons
149
Presbyterian Preacher
170
Public Address and Commonwealth Literature
185
The Voice of the Grenada
202
Jessie Street and the Rhetoric of Australian
214
Establishing a Canon of Commonwealth Public
228
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About the author (2007)

Marian B. McLeod is the coeditor of Representative South African Speeches and the author of books addressing the public address of Ramsay MacDonald and Sir Robert Menzies. She was a professor of speech and history in Australia and the United States before her retirement.

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