By Deborah F. Atwater
African American Women's Rhetoric is a complete research of the ways that African American girls in politics, schooling, company, and different social contexts have attempted to cajole their audiences to worth what they are saying and who they're. via unique examinations of the rhetoric of a number of ladies in vital classes in American heritage, Deborah Atwater finds that African American ladies at the present time who have interaction in speech within the public sphere (such as Condoleezza Rice, Barbara Jordan, and others) stem from a major lineage of energetic, outspoken ladies.
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African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor (Race, Rites, and Rhetoric: Colors, Cultures, and Communication) by Deborah F. Atwater