Voice of Georgia: Speeches of Richard B. Russell, 1928-1969

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Mercer University Press, 1997 - Political Science - 379 pages
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Contents

United Daugkters of trie Confederacy October 1930
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Campaign for Senate Reelection 4 July 1936
47
Freedom Train 29 December 1947
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Cal Logue is Josiah Meigs professor emeritus of communication studies, the U. of Georgia. He has written articles on "Teaching Black Rhetoric," "Ridicule of Reconstruction Blacks," "Racist Reporting During Recon- struction," "Strategies of Black Slaves on Plantations," "Rhetorical Status of Blacks After Freedom" (with Thurmon Garner), and "Communicative Interaction in Harriet Ann Jacob's Slave Narrative" (With Eugene Miller). He was awarded the "Creative Research Medal" by the U. of Georgia Foundation for analysis of southern discourse. (See loguelane.com)

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