Public Speaking in the Reshaping of Great Britain
This volume and its predecessor work, The Influence of Rhetoric in the Shaping of Great Britain, constitute the first comprehensive history of public speaking in the British Isles, including full consideration of preaching and religious changes, the growth and influence of parliament, social and labor problems, intellectual controversies, the rights of Ireland and Scotland, and the struggle to attain equality for women.
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THE FOCUS OF ARGUMENT WHAT DIRECTION SHOULD GOVERNMENT TAKE?
UNCERTAIN RHETORIC WHAT TO DO ABOUT IRELAND AND THE COLONIES?
CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH REINTERPRETATIONS OF FAITH
THE CENTRAL TRIAD VICTORIA DISRAELI AND GLADSTONE
AFTER THE WATERSHED DREAMING ABOUT DEMOCRACY
TORCHBEARERS OF A NEW REVOLUTION PEACEFUL BUT RADICAL CHANGE
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