Public Debate in the Civil War Era
A Rhetorical History of the United States, Volume IV
Rhetorical History of the United States
Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Sales Date: 2023-08-01
Public debate and discussion was overshadowed by the slavery controversy during the period of the U.S. Civil War. Slavery was attacked, defended, amplified, and mitigated. This happened in the halls of Congress, the courts, the political debate, the public platform, and the lecture hall. This volume examines the issues, speakers, and venues for this controversy between 1850 and 1877. It combines exploration of the broad contours of controversy with careful analysis of specific speakers and texts.