Masterpieces of American Eloquence

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Kessinger Publishing, Dec 1, 2004 - History - 512 pages
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1900. Julia Ward Howe, creator of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, writes in the introduction: The present volume preserves for our instruction the arguments which make evident the steps of this progress; at first, so painful, in the end, so triumphant. The voices which awoke the echoes of our own halls of Congress with fiery threats, with prophetic admonitions, the mistaken pleading which urged on the war, and the counter pleading which kept in sight the true issue, yes, and the simple, wise eloquence of the Martyr President's parting address-all this is given to the public in the work now offered to it. Some of the orators included in this text are: John Quincy Adams; Irving Bacheller; Benjamin F. Butler; Henry Clay; Samuel L. Clemens; Jefferson Davis; Frederick Douglass; James A. Garfield; Patrick Henry; Abraham Lincoln; Wendell Phillips; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Daniel Webster; Frances E. Willard; and many more.

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