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American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches

American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches

THE TOP 100 SPEECHES is an index to and partial database of full text transcriptions of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to a list compiled by Professors Stephen E. Lucas and Martin J. Medhurst. Dr. Lucas is Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Medhurst is Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Baylor University (Texas). 137 leading scholars of American public address were asked to recommend speeches on the basis of social and political impact, and rhetorical artistry.
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Renee Young
Renee Young (Faculty)
7 years ago

This is a very good collection of speeches complete with recordings and text for most of them.