9780742529700

Inventing a Voice The Rhetoric of American First Ladies of the Twentieth Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742529700

  • ISBN10:

    0742529703

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-11-20
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

Inventing a Voice is a comprehensive work on the lives and communication of twentieth-century first ladies. Using a rhetorical framework, the contributors look at the speaking, writing, media coverage and interactions, and visual rhetoric of American first ladies from Ida Saxton McKinley to Laura Bush.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Editor's Introduction First Ladies' Fundamental Rhetorical Choices When to Speak? What to Say? When to Remain Silent? 1(16)
Molly Meijer Wertheimer
The First Lady
A Site of ``American Womanhood''
17(14)
Karrin Vasby Anderson
Ida Saxton McKinley
Indomitable Spirit or Autocrat of the Sick Bed
31(14)
Nancy L. Herron
Edith Kermit Roosevelt
First Lady, First Mommy
45(14)
Catherine M. Hastings
Helen Herron Taft
Opportunity and Ambition
59(20)
Beth M. Waggenspack
Ellen Axson Wilson
A Rhetorical Reassessment of a Forgotten First Lady
79(24)
Lisa M. Burns
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson
Actions Speak Louder than Words
103(22)
Amy R. Slagell
Susan Zaeske
Florence Kling Harding
Bridging Traditional and Modern Rhetorical Roles
125(20)
Ann E. Burnette
Grace Goodhue Coolidge
Articulating Virtue
145(16)
Janis L. Edwards
Lou Henry Hoover
Mining the Possibilities as Leader and First Lady
161(20)
Ann J. Atkinson
Eleanor Roosevelt
A Rhetorical Reconstruction of First Ladydom
181(24)
Lisa R. Barry
Bess Wallace Truman
``The Boss'' from Independence
205(18)
M. Heather Carver
Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower
Reflecting the Mood of the Nation
223(20)
Kathleen M. German
Jacqueline Kennedy
The Rhetorical Construction of Camelot
243(30)
Elizabeth J. Natalle
Lady Bird Johnson
The Making of a Public First Lady with Private Influence
273(24)
Diana B. Carlin
Pat Nixon
Wisdom to Know the Difference
297(28)
Linda B. Hobgood
Betty Ford
A Certain Comfort from a Candid First Lady
325(16)
Nichola D. Gutgold
Linda B. Hobgood
Rosalynn Carter
Crafting a Presidential Partnership Rhetorically
341(24)
Diane M. Blair
Shawn J. Parry-Giles
Nancy Reagan
Leading Lady, Supporting Actress, or Bit Player
365(22)
Janette Kenner Muir
Mary Mooney
Barbara Bush
Her Rhetorical Development and Appeal
387(30)
Molly Meijer Wertheimer
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Using Her Vital Voice
417(18)
Anne F. Mattina
Epilogue Laura Bush Using the ``Magic of Words'' to Educate and Advocate 435(32)
Molly Meijer Wertheimer
Index 467(16)
About the Contributors 483

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