The political style of conspiracy : Chase, Sumner, and Lincoln / Michael William Pfau

Author(s): Pfau, Michael
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Subjects: Slavery--Political aspects--United States--History--19th century
Conspiracies--United States--History--19th century
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States--History--19th century
English language--Discourse analysis
Political culture--United States--History--19th century
United States--Politics and government--1815-1861
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873--Language
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874--Language
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Language
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2005
Series: Rhetoric and public affairs series
LC Classification: E
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. Problems of interpretation : approaching conspiracy in text and discourse 1
Ch. 2. The slave power according to Salmon P. Chase : entering the mainstream of partisan rhetoric, 1845-1854 47
Ch. 3. Charles Sumner's "crime against Kansas" : conspiracy rhetoric in the oratorical mold 87
Ch. 4. Lincoln, conspiracy rhetoric, and the "house divided" : assessing the judgment of history 121
Ch. 5. Lessons of the slave power conspiracy : conspiracy rhetoric at the center and fringe 153
Notes: LCCN: 2005027199
ISBN: 0870137603 (casebound : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-243) and index
Contents: Problems of interpretation : approaching conspiracy in text and discourse -- The slave power according to Salmon P. Chase : entering the mainstream of partisan rhetoric, 1845-1854 -- Charles Sumner's "crime against Kansas" : conspiracy rhetoric in the oratorical mold -- Lincoln, conspiracy rhetoric, and the "house divided" : assessing the judgment of history -- Lessons of the slave power conspiracy : conspiracy rhetoric at the center and fringe
Physical Description: vii, 248 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 61758542
ISBN/ISSN: 0870137603

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