African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, by Deborah F. Atwater

By Deborah F. Atwater

African American Women's Rhetoric is a entire research of the ways that African American ladies in politics, schooling, enterprise, 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 quite a few ladies in vital sessions in American background, Deborah Atwater finds that African American girls this present day who have interaction in speech within the public sphere (such as Condoleezza Rice, Barbara Jordan, and others) stem from a massive lineage of lively, outspoken ladies.

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I may add that I did not see the book until the sheets were in print, and have left it wholly untouched, except as to a few errors in proper names. 1 The fact that Mrs. Taylor could read and write at the time made her more than someone who just lived a simple life. She was born in 1848 under slave law in Georgia and was brought up by her grandmother in Savannah. She matter-of-factly states that she and her brother were sent to a friend of her grandmother’s Mrs. Woodhouse to learn to read and write.

Mrs. King Taylor opened other schools and also taught at night, but it was not enough, so she worked for a family, but the work was too hard and she left. On the marriage to her second husband she states, “Soon after I got to Boston, I entered the service of Mr. Thomas Smith’s family, where I remained until the death of Mrs. Smith. I next lived with Mrs. Gorham Gray, Beacon Street where I remained until I was married, in 1879 to Russell L. ”13 She remained loyal and true to the soldiers, black and white, and in 1866 she helped to organize Corps 67, Women’s Relief Corps toward the aid and comfort of old soldiers.

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